Man pleads guilty in beating death of 7-week old

WALTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Walton man pleaded guilty Wednesday in connection to the beating death of a seven-week old child, according to the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office.

Prosecutors say 25-year old Cody Jene Phelps pleaded guilty in Boone Circuit Court to first-degree manslaughter and two counts of first-degree criminal abuse in the beating death of Aiden Wainscott of Boone County.  The newborn belonged to Phelps’ girlfriend, according to investigators.

The child was found unresponsive in his crib in November 2015, was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to investigators.

A 20-year prison sentence was recommended for Phelps, according to prosecutors.  He is scheduled to be sentenced October 18, 2017.

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