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Wentzville family seeks justice against babysitter charged in infant's son's death

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Byron died at only six weeks old while in the care of a baby sitter in Wentzville. His parents are still searching for answers. Credit: KMOV Byron died at only six weeks old while in the care of a baby sitter in Wentzville. His parents are still searching for answers. Credit: KMOV
WENTZVILLE, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A Wentzville family is seeking justice against the woman charged in the death of their six-week-old son.

Byron Matlock died one year ago while with his in-home babysitter.

Darrell Matlock told News 4 he's tired of walking past things every day that reminds him of his son Byron knowing he no longer can see, touch or hear him. Making all this harder, Darrell says, is knowing the woman he says snatched Byron's life remains free.

"I've been down, bad and in dark spots feeling like I can't take anymore," said Matlock. 

Byron Matlock was six-weeks-old when investigators found him dead at a home daycare in Wentzville one year ago. 

"No parent expects to get that phone call an hour after their child has been dropped off at a daycare," added Matlock. 

Autopsy results show Byron died of blunt force trauma. 

Investigators first learned, from babysitter Kelly Schneeberger, another child fell on top of Byron.

St. Charles County Prosecutor told News 4 Schneeberger later admitted she fell on top of him. 

"I feel like my family has been thrown into the dirt and the babysitter is just out living a good ol' life," added Matlock. 

Investigators charged Schneeberger in January with endangering the welfare of a child. The charge is a misdemeanor.

"It gets to the point to where you don't understand why it is taking so long for any kind of justice to be served for your child. It's almost to the point of where you want to say forget it," added Matlock. 

Forgetting, almost as much as forgiving, is hard for Matlock. His struggle, he says, is just as bad as his grief. 

"We've lost the house. We could not afford the rent. We could not afford car payments. We could not afford to fix the car," added Matlock. 

Matlock is wearing thin, a year later, going through several court delays and medicals bills involving Byron's death totaling thousands.

"I would be more than happy if she would own up to it and hold herself accountable for what she did more than anything," added Matlock.

News 4 called St. Charles County's prosecuting attorney to find out what's taking this case so long. News 4 learned the case against Schneeberger is on the docket for early November.

Matlock says he's not confident anything will happen to move the case forward. 

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