Father pleads guilty in death of 6-month-old son

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

The Paducah Sun (http://bit.ly/1H7vIPl) reports John Mikulich IV pleaded guilty last week in Marshall Circuit Court 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 wanton murder charge.

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 why the baby was in the bathtub.

Sentencing is set for Nov. 16.

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

 

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