Supreme Court rejects appeal of Muncie man convicted in infant son's death

December 27, 2017

Indiana's Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a Muncie man sentenced to 72 years in prison for causing the death of his infant son.

Twenty-five-year-old Cory Michael Wallace was convicted in 2016 of charges including neglect of a dependent resulting in death and arson.

The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld Wallace's conviction in August, and the Supreme Court announced last week it wouldn't consider his appeal.

Wallace told authorities his 4-month-old son, Jensen, died in February 2015 from head injuries suffered in a fall. But authorities say an autopsy shows he was shaken severely and had other injuries consistent with child abuse, including broken ribs.

Authorities say Wallace tried to cover up the crime by setting fire to the boy's bedroom.

The child's mother, Sheryl Ashley Wallace, was sentenced to 30 years in prison in January after she pleaded guilty to felony neglect of a dependent resulting in death.



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