Kenneth Herbst

Kenneth Herbst

A potential murder trial involving a La Salle man won’t happen in 2019.

Judge H. Chris Ryan has approved a motion by 23-year-old Kenneth Herbst’s lawyer to bring in a psychiatrist or psychologist to examine the murder defendant.  So a December trial date has been tossed out.  Herbst is now due back in court for a status hearing on December 27th.

He has pleaded not guilty to three counts of murder.  Herbst is accused of holding his baby boy’s face into a pillow, causing the two-month old to die this past March. He’s locked up inside of the La Salle County Jail, needing $200,000 to bond out. 

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