Sioux Falls Man Sentenced to 90 Years for Killing Infant Son

Sioux Falls Man Sentenced to 90 Years for Killing Infant Son
Dylan Castimore

SIOUX FALLS, SD ( – In a harrowing turn of events, Dylan Castimore, a 24-year-old Sioux Falls resident, faced the judgment of the court today, receiving a staggering 90-year sentence for the tragic death of his 8-week-old son, Daxton. The sentence, delivered Friday morning, April 19, at the South Dakota State Penitentiary, marked the culmination of a deeply disturbing case that shook the community to its core.

Castimore’s admission of guilt to first-degree manslaughter in February came after a series of chilling revelations surrounding the events of November 2021. Emergency responders rushed to Castimore’s residence on North Fourth Avenue following a distress call concerning Daxton’s critical condition. Tragically, the infant succumbed to severe injuries, including a skull fracture and internal trauma.

Details emerging from court documents painted a grim picture of the scene, with Daxton’s blood strewn across the apartment walls and ceiling. Surveillance footage captured haunting sounds of the infant’s cries, intermingled with ominous thuds emanating from within Castimore’s dwelling.

Initially facing charges of first-degree murder, Castimore’s guilty plea to manslaughter and felony child abuse unveiled a deeply troubled individual. His 90-year sentence, though falling short of a life term, serves as a stark reminder of the devastating consequences of his actions.

As the community grapples with the aftermath of this senseless tragedy, justice has been served, but scars remain etched in the hearts of those affected.

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