Death of Wyoming Co. teen leads to criminal negligent homicide charges

Updated: 08/28/2014 3:12 PM
Created: 08/28/2014 2:54 PM WHEC.com

The death of a 15-year-old Wyoming County girl leads to criminally negligent homicide charges for two people.

Back in January, Wyoming County sheriff's deputies responded to an ambulance call in the Town of Castile for a 15-year-old girl who had suffered a seizure and was not breathing. The following day, we're told she succumbed to her injuries.

In May, an autopsy was conducted by the Erie County Medical Examiner's Office. The cause of death was determined to be homicide due to medical neglect. We're told the teen was not receiving proper care and medication for an existing condition.

On August 26, the case was brought before a Grand Jury and 35-year-old Jeremy Ikeler and 38-year-old Astrid Ikeler were indicted on charges of criminally negligent homicide.

Both were arraigned in Wyoming County Court and are being held in the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail. They are due back in court on October 23.

Jeremy Ikeler
Astrid Ikeler

News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.


92° | 68°
  • Feels like: 88° F
  • Wind: SSW 8mph
  • Humidity: 46%
  • Thu Showers ending by midday
    87° | 73°
  • Fri Mostly sunny
    83° | 63°
  • Sat Mix of sun and clouds
    81° | 62°
  • Sun Plenty of sun
    83° | 65°