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Danial Rinehart to be arraigned today in incest/murder case

Danial Rinehart is scheduled to be arraigned today on second-degree murder and other charges in the death of an infant he allegedly fathered with his teenage daughter.

Rinehart, 47 has been in custody in the Cass County Jail since January after authorities found the bodies of two babies in coolers on rural Harrisonville property where the man and his family had lived.

Prosecutors believe Rinehart impregnated his daughter four times and had been having sex with her since she was 13. The daughter is now 19.

Rinehart only faces charges in the death of one child for now. Prosecutors say Rinehart discarded the child's remains in one of the coolers after failing to get the child needed medical treatment.

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