- Associated Press - Monday, February 9, 2015

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - A judge has told a Kalamazoo man charged with killing his 2-year-old son that a sentence he agreed to after pleading guilty to second-degree murder was inadequate.

The Kalamazoo Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1Cbsc2Y ) that Circuit Court Judge Gary Giguere Jr. on Monday gave 40-year-old Brian Keith Roberts until Feb. 17 to withdraw his plea and go to trial or proceed to sentencing in the death of Nehemiah Dodd without the previous deal.

The agreement had called for a minimum prison sentence of about 18 years to nearly 47 years.

Kalamazoo officers found Nehemiah unconscious Dec. 31, 2013, after they were called to a home. The boy died a few days later. Doctors said his injuries were consistent with child abuse.

Roberts had initially told police Nehemiah fell down stairs.


Information from: Kalamazoo Gazette, https://www.mlive.com/kalamazoo

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