- Associated Press - Thursday, October 30, 2014

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A jury has acquitted a Tennessee man of murder in the death of his infant son.

The Montgomery County panel deliberated for about 90 minutes Wednesday before returning the verdict in the case of 31-year-old Jacobi Pender. Pender had been charged with first-degree felony murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect in the death of 5-month-old Isaiah Treyvon Pender, who was found dead in his crib on Nov. 11, 2012.

The Leaf-Chronicle reported (https://leafne.ws/1sLlAD2 ) that an autopsy showed Isaiah had a subdural hemorrhage on his brain, bleeding on his spine and a bruise underneath his scalp. There were no external bruises on Isaiah’s body.

As the verdict was read, Pender slowly shook his head. He looked at his family and smiled.

A judge ordered Pender released from jail.


Information from: The Leaf-Chronicle, https://www.theleafchronicle.com

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