Saturday, November 1, 2014

Dad convicted of involuntary manslaughter in death of 4-year-old son; why did father who was wanted on rape and kidnapping charges have access/possession of a child? (Reynoldsburg, Ohio)

Update to the killer dads and custody list.

As often happens, the background is obscure. Previous articles reported that the father was wanted on "unrelated" rape and kidnapping charges and was a suspect in what was then believed to be the "suspicious" drowning of son. The father did not live with the mother, but had been "staying with various girlfriends." The custody arrangements have never been clarified in the media. But a criminal father clearly established access to the child somehow, and the authorities apparently never intervened.

See our previous posts here.

Dad is identified as ALFRED A. HILL.

Reynoldsburg man sentenced in 4-year-old son’s death

Posted on October 1, 2014

A 28-year-old Reynoldsburg man was sentenced today to nine years in prison for killing his 4-year-old son in 2012. Alfred A. Hill entered an Alford plea to one count of involuntary manslaughter. That means he didn’t admit guilt but conceded that prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him. Franklin County Common Pleas Judge David E. Cain imposed the sentence, which was recommended by the prosecution and defense as part of a plea agreement. Hill’s son, also named Alfred Hill, was found unconscious by paramedics at his paternal aunt’s apartment on 1229 Bay Tree Court in Reynoldsburg on the morning of July 12, 2012. He died at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Assistant County Prosecutor Jennifer Rausch said the father struck the child in the chest, stopping his heart.