- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - A jury has found a 41-year-old Kalamazoo man guilty of first-degree murder and child abuse in the death of his 2-year-old son.

The Kalamazoo County Circuit Court jury deliberated about two hours before finding Brian K. Roberts guilty on all counts Thursday.

Authorities say Kalamazoo police officers found Nehemiah Dodd unconscious Dec. 31, 2013. The boy died two days later.

Roberts originally pleaded guilty to second-degree murder but then withdrew the plea. Second-degree murder carries a sentence of up to life in prison with parole possible, while first-degree murder carries a mandatory life sentence without parole.

Judge Paul J. Bridenstiner has scheduled Roberts’ sentencing April 27.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide