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Cull indicted in death of grandson

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By Jonna Spelbring Priester

General Manager

A Campbellsburg man charged in the February death of his infant grandson was indicted by the Henry County Grand Jury last week on charges stemming from the incident.

David W. Cull, was indicted for reckless homicide and tampering with physical evidence. Cull's bail was set at $5,000 cash or $10,000, though he remains lodged in the Carroll County Regional Detention Center.

Cull was charged on Feb. 14 with in the death of his 2-month old grandson, Xavian Cull, when the infant was found unconscious and unresponsive. The infant was pronounced dead at the scene after emergency crews arrived.

According to the arrest citation, Cull was allegedly "on prescription pills" at the time. The citation also states that Cull initially said he had been lying with the victim in an upstairs bedroom, before waking in the night and moving downstairs. In the report, it states that Cull said his wife woke him up at 4:30 a.m. and told him the baby might be dead. "Suspect advised that baby was placed on couch and he conducted CPR," according to the report.

Also in the citation, however, is a statement that Cull's granddaughter returned from a friend's house to find her grandfather sitting on the baby.

Cull's prior record includes minor offenses, including a conviction in December 2000 for speeding.

As of Tuesday a court date for Cull's arraignment in Henry County Circuit Court had not yet been set.

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