Greenfield man sentenced to 20 years in death of son

Charles Jenkins (Provided Photo/Hancock County Sheriff's Department)

GREENFIELD, Ind. (WISH) – A Greenfield man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in the death of his three-month-old son.

Charles Jenkins plead guilty to and was sentenced for the neglect of a dependent resulting in death.

He will spend 20 years in prison for the November 2015 death of the three-month old boy.

After serving 20 years in prison, Jenkins will also serve 10 years on probation with one of those years to be home detention.

Initially, at the time of the child’s death, doctors said the child’s death was not an accident.The Marion County Coroner’s Office later determined that the child died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.

Lauren Hontz, the child’s mother, also faces charges in the infant’s death.

Hontz is scheduled to go to trial in August.

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