Jury finds Muncie father guilty in death of infant son

Cory Wallace (Provided Photo/Delaware County Jail)

DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – A Muncie father was found guilty in the death of his infant son.

According to the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office, Cory Wallace was found guilty on counts of neglect of a dependent, aggravated battery, arson and  several other charges.

Investigators said in February 2015 Wallace dropped his 5-month old son on the floor, which documents later said the child died of blunt force trauma.  Wallace then set the house on fire in order to cover up the child’s death, according to investigators. However, it was later discovered that the child had died before the fire was set.

After a months long investigation into the case, Wall ace was arrested in August of 2015.

On Monday, after deliberating for just over an hour, a jury returned a guilty verdict on all charges.

A sentencing date for Wallace has yet to be set.

The child’s mother, 20-year-old Sheryl Wallace, was also arrested and charged with neglect of a dependent and obstruction of justice in the case.

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