HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to at least four years in prison for the death of his son, who was found unresponsive in a bathtub two years ago.
Twenty-two-year-old Stephen Dixon denied at Thursday’s sentencing that he killed his son, Jayahn Cox-Phoenix. He had pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and child endangerment.READ MORE: Philadelphia Officials Identify Man Killed In Overbook Police-Involved Shooting As 31-Year-Old Koffi Dzima
The boy was taken off life support on his third birthday after being found unresponsive in the tub at a Swatara Township, Dauphin County apartment in May 2010.
Dixon maintains his son drowned in the tub while he was distracted. But investigators believe Dixon beat Jayahn because the boy wet himself then put him in the tub to cover it up.READ MORE: Nick Sirianni Shows Eagles Picture Of Flower As Part Of (Inspirational?) Metaphor
Dixon could be freed in two years with time served.
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