MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Muncie man to nine years in prison for badly injuring his infant son.
Twenty-two-year-old Steven Edward Jones told a Delaware County judge on Monday he made a mistake that could have cost his son’s life.
The Star Press reports the child suffered skull and rib fractures, brain bleeding, facial bruising and a mouth injury in October 2012. Officials say medical attention wasn’t sought until the boy’s mother returned home and saw he was vomiting blood.
Jones pleaded guilty to a felony charge of child neglect resulting in serious bodily injury.
Defense attorney Jacob Dunnuck says the child is now doing well.