Medina dad who left dead baby in crib posts bond

Posted at 7:22 AM, Dec 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-15 07:22:42-05

The Medina dad accused of leaving his dead daughter in her crib for so long that she decomposed has been moved to a mental health facility to await trial. 

According to court documents, Eric Warfel's family posted $20,000—10 percent of bond—for his release. They agreed to cover the cost of treatment at a mental health facility until his case goes to trial.

Warfel was indicted on charges of gross abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence after his 1-year-old daughter Ember was found decomposed in her crib by a a worker for an internet installation company in July.

She had been dead for about a month when she was found. 

Warfel pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity but an Akron psycho-diagnostic clinic found that he is competent to stand trial. 

His jury trial is set to begin Jan. 19.