28-year-old Michael D. Lewis arrested

A Bridgeville man has been indicted on murder or abuse by neglect charges in connection with the death of his child.

The investigation began in late September when troopers were made aware of a suspicious death of a child. It was learned that a one-year-old child was on a ventilator and in the care of his father, 28-year-old Michael D. Lewis, at a residence on 2nd Street in the Walkers Mill Mobile Home Park.  The child became unresponsive and was transported by Lewis to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, where the child was pronounced deceased.

Further investigation revealed that Lewis neglected the proper care of the child while on the ventilator. On October 24, he was indicted for first-degree murder by abuse or neglect and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $500,000 cash-only bond.