Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced that Michael Anthony Herkal, age 32, of Apple Valley, has been charged with three counts of Murder in the Second Degree (Without Intent) (While Committing a Felony), in connection with the death of his 13-day-old son Anthony Herkal on Aug. 12, 2018. Michael Herkal was originally charged on Aug. 14 with Assault in the First Degree (Great Bodily Harm) and Malicious Punishment of a Child (Great Bodily Harm) prior to the infant’s death. Bail was set in the amount of $1 million without conditions or $750,000 with conditions.
Bail and other conditions remain. Herkal’s next court appearance is set for 9 a.m. Oct. 5, 2018 in Hastings.
Additional facts pertaining to this case can be found at: Criminal Complaint Search. Previous news releases can be viewed at: County Attorney News Releases.
Backstrom thanked the Apple Valley Police Department and the Dakota County Electronic Crimes Unit for their thorough investigation of this case.
If you have questions, contact James Backstrom at 651-438-4440.