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Father gets 22 years in prison for causing his infant daughter's death in 2016

Posted on 03/25/2019
Edward Berdan MugshotGREELEY, Colo. (Weld County D.A.) – An Evans man will spend the next two decades behind bars after a jury convicted him of his daughter’s 2016 death.

Edward Berdan, 33, of Evans, was arrested and charged with one count of Child Abuse Resulting in Death for the death of his daughter, Alexis, in January of 2016.

Monday morning, Weld District Judge Julie Hoskins sentenced Berdan to 22 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.

“Alexis Berdan was one of the most vulnerable members of our society – she was three months old when she was killed by her biological father,” Weld Deputy District Attorney Arynn Clark said. “She suffered a tremendous cost involving betrayal, pain and death. Edward Berdan deserves no discount; the price must be paid in full.”

Berdan’s wife brought their daughter to Medical Center of the Rockies on January 20, 2016, when she returned home from work and noticed her daughter was unresponsive. The defendant had been caring for the child alone that day.

Alexis was flown to Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora where doctors determined she suffered from 10 broken ribs, a severe brain injury, bleeding in her brain and complex retinal hemorrhaging.

After eight days at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Alexis died on January 28, 2016.

Berdan was convicted on January 28th of this year, exactly three years after the infant's death.

Weld Deputy District Attorney Arynn Clark and Chief Deputy District Attorney Anthony Perea prosecuted this case.