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A Golden Gate Estates man accused of killing his girlfriend's 1-year-old son will remain jailed on bonds totaling $1.5 million.
A Saturday morning bond hearing for defendant Niklaus Booska lasted less than one minute. Judge Rob Crown set a $1 million bond on an aggravated manslaughter charge and a $500,000 bond on a charge of aggravated child abuse.
Booska, 25, is accused of causing the head trauma that led to the death of baby Ivan Rose. Neither the state nor a public defender presented any testimony at the hearing. No family members were in the courtroom.
Updated from earlier
A Golden Gate Estates man faces charges of aggravated manslaughter in connection with the death of his girlfriend’s 1-year-old son.
Niklaus Booska, 25, is accused of causing the head trauma that led to the Feb. 3 death of the child, Ivan Rose.
Ivan’s mother, Clarissa Rose, first called the Collier County Sheriff’s Office on the night of Jan. 31 after she came home from work and found the boy unresponsive. Deputies said the child had been in Booska’s care at a home at 561 Second St. S.E.
Ivan was taken to the Joe DiMaggio Hospital in Hollywood, Fla., where he died Monday. Doctors determined the head trauma led to his death, according to detectives.
Deputies obtained a warrant for Booska, who was arrested Friday at the Spinnaker Inn, 6600 Dudley Drive. As of late Friday, he was being booked into the Naples Jail Center to face charges of aggravated manslaughter of a child and aggravated child abuse.
Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Karie Partington said she did not have information on how exactly the head trauma occurred.