City Man Charged With Child’s Homicide

Matthew Nuttall

A Jamestown man faces second-degree manslaughter charges after an investigation into the death of a 16-month-old child earlier this month.

Jamestown police were notified April 15 of a suspicious death of a child that occurred April 13 in Jamestown. An investigation showed Matthew E. Nuttall, 25, of Jamestown allegedly caused the death of a 16-month-old child by blunt force trauma. Nuttall was charged April 17 with second-degree manslaughter and was arraigned April 18 by Judge George Panebianco before being sent to the Chautauqua County Jail on $500,000 cash bail or $1 million property bond.

A preliminary hearing was held Monday after which Nuttall was held for action by a Chautauqua County Grand Jury. Nuttall remains in custody.

Jamestown police officers are working with the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office, the Chautauqua County Coroner’s Office and the Erie County Medical Examiner’s Office to proceed in Grand Jury proceedings, where further charges are likely to be presented.


Today's breaking news and more in your inbox

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)
Are you a paying subscriber to the newspaper? *

Starting at $2.99/week.

Subscribe Today