Coast Guard to court-martial petty officer accused of child endangerment

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a general court-martial Tuesday at Coast Guard Island in Alameda for a petty officer accused of child endangerment.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Jimmy Barlow is accused of violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Article 134 – child endangerment resulting in gross bodily harm.

Barlow is the subject of a six-year investigation by both the Coast Guard Investigative Service and Alameda Police Department into events surrounding the collapse of Eden Lynch, Barlow’s 3-year-old daughter, which occurred Aug. 31, 2011, at his then apartment in Alameda. Eden never regained consciousness and died days later at Children’s Hospital of Oakland.

Opening statements are scheduled to begin at approximately 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the courtroom on Coast Guard Island.

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