Father sentenced in death of 6-month-old son

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Hearing delayed for judge accused of misconduct

BENTON, Ky. (AP) – A western Kentucky father has been sentenced in the death of his 6-month-old son.

The Paducah Sun (http://bit.ly/1kEoXA6) reports a Marshall Circuit judge on Tuesday sentenced John Mikulich IV to a 10-year prison term. Mikulich pleaded guilty last month to second-degree manslaughter, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana in connection to the death of his son, who was found floating in a bathtub on March 14 and died 11 days later. Mikulich had been facing a murder charge.

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Marshall County sheriff’s detective Matt Hilbrecht has said that Mikulich appeared to be under the influence of some type of drug while watching the baby and his 2-year-old brother.

Hilbrecht said Mikulich changed his story several times when explaining what happened to the baby.

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Information from: The Paducah Sun, http://www.paducahsun.com

 

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