New information surrounding death of a Mason City toddler

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MASON CITY, IA – There’s new information in the court case surrounding the death of a Mason City toddler.

Kenneth Adams is charged with child endangerment resulting in the 2012 death of his 19-month old son, Owen.

According to a Mason City Police Department search warrant, Kenneth Adams claims his son was throwing a temper tantrum in the afternoon of October 27th 2012.

The report says that as Kenneth was holding the toddler, the child swung his head back then head butted Kenneth.

The father then placed his son on the couch for a nap.

Kenneth at some point went to check on Owen when he discovered the child was not breathing.

He then called 911 and attempted CPR.

When the Mason City Police responded to the Adams’ home they found Owen lying of the floor unresponsive.

The child was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

According to a statement from an Adams family spokesperson obtained by KIMT News 3, they do not believe that Owen’s death was a result of any action by Kenneth.

The death of Owen Adams was ruled a homicide by the State Medical Examiners Office.

Kenneth Adams has pleaded not guilty, his trial is set to begin on September 4th.

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