A South Bend man has been convicted of child neglect charges stemming from the shooting death of his 1-year-old son by a 4-year-old sibling.
A St. Joseph County jury returned guilty verdicts Friday against Avion Sexton, 24, on a felony count of neglect of a dependent resulting in death and several drug dealing and possession charges.
Sexton faces a prison term of between 20 years and 40 years on the most serious charge. A judge scheduled his sentencing hearing for May 18.
Eboni Hosea, the child’s mother, has pleaded not guilty on faces similar charges. A court hearing in her case is scheduled for Monday.