A trial date has been set for a man charged in the death of a 2-year old boy whose body was found in a Cheyenne dumpster.
Wyatt Lamb has pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree murder and 10 counts of child abuse, in the death of Athian Rivera.
A Laramie County District Court Judge has set a tentative trial date of January 4th, 2022, and it’s anticipated that the trial could go on for two weeks.
If convicted, Lamb could face the death penalty, but there’s no word yet if prosecutors plan to seek that penalty.
The boy’s disappearance on Feb. 19 prompted police and others to search the apartment complex and nearby areas before an officer found Athian wrapped in a sheet, blanket and five trash bags in the dumpster a couple hours later.
His body was still warm.
A coroner determined the boy had died two to four hours earlier of blunt force trauma, lack of oxygen to the brain, or both, according to the affidavit filed in the case.
The boy had burns on his inner thighs and numerous abrasions and bruises on his head, back, chest, belly and arms, the coroner noted.
Lamb is being held in Laramie County jail on $1-million bond.