FORT EDWARD, N.Y. – A Fort Edward man has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a three month old baby boy.
Kevin King, 30, will be sentenced to State Prison for 20 years for a manslaughter charge.
King accepted the Washington County District Attorney's plea deal on Thursday, which spared him from a possible term of life behind bars for a 2nd degree murder charge.
During the hearing in court, the lawyer for King, a man who admitted to causing the death his own son, said there isn't enough evidence to support the murder count.
On August 11th, 2013, authorities say King's infant son, Brett, was brought to the Glens Falls hospital with severe head injuries and internal injuries. State police say King admitted that he was responsible. King allegedly told them he became frustrated when the baby wouldn't stop crying which lead him to pick the baby up, squeeze him and throw him to the ground.
His lawyer is trying to pursue the defense that King's actions were the result of quote "extreme emotional disturbance" that resulted from the baby's crying.
King had been watching Baby Brett while his girlfriend, the baby's mother, went on a quick errand.
King's mother said her son was under extreme stress and pressure at work. She also said he was in emotional distress at the time because he had just discovered that Baby Brett was not his biological son.
Following the plea deal, District Attorney Tony Jordan said he would have been happier with the murder charge. However, it carries with it a very broad definition of depraved indifference which would have been hard to prove.
Local News <a href="http://www.wten.com/category/173731/-local-news">More>></a>Local NewsMore>>
FONDA, N.Y. – New York State Police are thanking the students at Fonda-Fultonville High School who volunteered for active shooter training. According to State Police, the training was conducted over theMore >>
New York State Police are thanking the students at Fonda-Fultonville High School who volunteered for active shooter training.More >>
FONDA, N.Y. – State Police say they have arrested a man for allegedly driving drunk and causing property damage. According to authorities, State Police received a report of a vehicle leaving the sceneMore >>
State Police say they have arrested a man for allegedly driving drunk and causing property damage.More >>
ALBANY, N.Y. – A Nobel Peace Prize nominee will be in Albany on Saturday. Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence will rally in Townsend Park from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Kelly is a peace activistMore >>
A Nobel Peace Prize nominee will be in Albany on Saturday.More >>
ALBANY, N.Y. – This weekend marks the final weekend of skating at the Empire State Plaza ice rink. The NYS Office of General Services has announced that Sunday will be the final day of skating for theMore >>
This weekend marks the final weekend of skating at the Empire State Plaza ice rink.More >>
ALBANY, N.Y. – The Ninth Annual Hannaford Kidz Expo is Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Empire State Plaza, the annual Kidz Expo will be held, courtesy of Hannaford. The Hannaford Kidz Expo offersMore >>
The Ninth Annual Hannaford Kidz Expo is Saturday.More >>
RENSSELAER, N.Y. – Students from 36 schools in three counties will come together on Saturday for the Region 4 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament. From 8:10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at the RensselaerMore >>
Students from 36 schools in three counties will come together on Saturday for the Region 4 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament.More >>
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – A fire broke out at St. Anthony's Church Friday evening. The call for the fire at 331 Seward Place came in around 6:30 p.m. The fire started in the basement and spread upward causingMore >>
A fire broke out at St. Anthony's Church Friday evening.More >>
TROY, N.Y. – A local church is giving a gun away in a raffle, and a politician has received threats for participating in the event. Grace Baptist Church in Troy will be giving a gun away in a raffle onMore >>
A local church is giving a gun away in a raffle, and a politician has received threats for participating in the event.More >>
SOUTH GLENS FALLS N.Y. – The 37TH Annual South High Marathon Dance kicks off tonight at 7 p.m. in the South Glens Falls High School gym. The Marathon Dance has been around for decades, starting with onlyMore >>
The 37th annual South High Marathon Dance kicked-off Friday. More >>
TROY, N.Y. – A fire broke out at the Red Front restaurant in Troy Friday evening. The call for the fire came in just after 6 p.m. The fire started in the attic of the Division Street eatery. The restaurantMore >>
A fire broke out at the Red Front restaurant in Troy Friday evening.More >>