INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An Indianapolis man has been sentenced for the murder of his child.
Dennis Price was sentenced to 83 years in prison for the murder of his son, four-year-old Derick Jones in August 2014.
Price was sentenced for murder, neglect of a dependent resulting in death, battery resulting in death of a person less than 14 years of age and a habitual offender enhancement.
During the investigation, Price admitted to investigators that he had repeatedly punched and whipped his son with a belt in the days prior to the death.
He said he gave his son Ibuprofen to reduce the swelling in his face. When he called 911 because the child was not breathing, he told police he had overdosed.