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Preliminary Hearing Set In Jewell Co. Infant Abuse Case

Law enforcement authorities in Jewell County continue to pursue a case against a Mankato man for alleged child abuse.

During a status conference on Wednesday, February 1, Cody Michael Showers, age 26 of Mankato, requested a preliminary hearing according to Jewell County Attorney Darrell Miller.

On December 21, deputies arrested Showers for allegedly shaking his 7-week-old son and causing “great bodily harm” during an incident on December 15 according to the Jewell County Sheriff’s Department.

Showers is facing a felony charge and remains jailed on a $100,000 bond. The baby was hospitalized in Wichita for multiple days, and has since been placed in foster care.

The preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 3.


Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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