Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Dad indicted in beating death of 5-month-old son (Mount Vernon, Ohio)

More on dad MICHAEL WINGETT. According to an earlier article posted here, Daddy is also charged with phoning in bomb threats. Thoroughly charming fellow, I'm sure.


Grand jury indicts central Ohio father, 24, in beating death of 5-month-old son

May 20, 2014 - 6:44 am EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — A grand jury in central Ohio has indicted a 24-year-old father in the violent beating death of his 5-month-old son.

The Knox County prosecutor's office said Monday that Michael Wingett was indicted on murder and other charges in the death last week of his 5-month-old son Allan Conway at the family's home in Fredericktown.

An autopsy found that the baby's injuries included blunt force trauma to the head and torso, new and healing rib fractures, bruised lungs and internal bleeding.

County Prosecutor John Thatcher said the force used to cause the child's injuries was similar to what he would have suffered in a serious car crash.

If convicted, Wingett could face life in prison. It wasn't clear if he had an attorney yet.