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Dad pleads guilty to lesser charge in son’s death

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - An Evansville man has accepted a plea deal after being charged with dropping his infant son, who died a few days later.

Brandon Hutchinson pleaded guilty Tuesday to child neglect resulting in serious bodily injury, a level three felony. The Evansville Courier & Press says he had been charged with fatal child neglect, a level one felony.

Hutchinson was accused of dropping 5-month-old Karter from about a foot above a bed last August. He denied knowing the boy was injured.

The 22-year-old Hutchinson is being held in the Vanderburgh County jail. He'll return to court for his sentence on May 10.

Information from: Evansville Courier & Press, http://www.courierpress.com

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