New Trial For Man Convicted Of Child's Death

A Letcher County man convicted in the death of a two and a half year old foster child will get a new trial.

In 2006, a jury found Jeff Allen guilty in the 2003 death of Dakota Yonts and he was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Officials say Yonts died of blunt force trauma with strangulation as a contributing factor.

Commonwealth's Attorney Eddison Banks could not comment since this is a pending case, but says his office is planning to re-try the case.

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