MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for his role in the death of his girlfriend’s 6-year-old son.
Authorities say the boy died when his mother tried to abandon him and his two older siblings at a park in Ohio’s Preble County.
James Hamilton was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in August to kidnapping, corpse abuse and child endangerment in the death of 6-year-old James Hutchinson in February.
Mother Brittany Gosney was sentenced last month to life in prison. The child grabbed for a car door and was dragged. Authorities say the couple dumped the body into the Ohio River near Lawrenceburg, Indiana.