Formal charges have been filed against a Rocky Ford man for his alleged role in the death of a toddler in May, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

The 16th Judicial District Attorney’s Office filed the following charges against Ryan Casias (DOB: 06/19/96) of Rocky Ford:

Count 1: Murder in the First Degree – child under Twelve- Position of Trust (F1)

Count 2: Child Abuse Resulting in Death (F2).

Casias is due in court for a hearing on the Defendant’s Motion for Bond Reduction, and for numerous defense motions at the Otero County District Courthouse in La Junta beginning at 8:30 a.m. on June 30, 2017.