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Evansville man sentenced to 15 years in death of infant son

May 11, 2018

An Evansville man has been sentenced to 15 years after authorities say he dropped his infant son, who died a few days later.

WFIE-TV reports 22-year-old Brandon Hutchinson learned his punishment Thursday. He earlier pleaded guilty under an agreement with prosecutors to child neglect resulting in serious bodily injury, a Level 3 felony. He had been charged with fatal child neglect, a Level 1 felony.

The Evansville man was accused of dropping 5-month-old Karter from about a foot above a bed last August. He denied knowing the boy was injured, but later said he’d dropped him on the bed previously when he was upset.

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