Father convicted of murder of 3-year-old son
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A father was convicted of first-degree murder after his son died of blunt-force injuries.
According to Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich, a judge sentenced 28-year-old Jamie Jones to life in prison.
In January 2013, Jones said he found 3-year-old Landon Stokes unresponsive. He told investigators that he had sent the child out to the car to wait for him. When Jones came outside, he said he found the boy at the bottom of the stairs.
Jones then took the boy to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
During his trial, Jones admitted spanking the child the day he took him to the hospital. Medical personnel said the serious head and body injuries that Stokes sustained didn't look consistent with a fall down the stairs.
The Shelby County Medical Examiner said the boy had 116 external injures and several internal injuries.
Jones was found guilty on two counts of first-degree murder, one in perpetration of aggravated child abuse and one in perpetration of aggravated child neglect.
A judge will sentence Jones on the child abuse and neglect charges in September.
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