Appeals court upholds verdicts in Mo. incest case
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri court of appeals has upheld the conviction of a Harrisonville man who fathered four children with his daughter in a relationship that began when she was 5 years old.
The 51-year-old was sentenced to life in prison in 2010 after being found guilty of second-degree murder, child endangerment, statutory rape, incest and two counts of abandonment of a corpse.
The man appealed the murder and child-endangerment charges, saying he didn’t know that failing to provide medical care to his ailing 3-month-old son would result in the boy’s death.
The court ruled Tuesday that evidence shows the man knowingly created a substantial risk to his son’s life.
The Associated Press isn’t naming the man to protect the identification of his daughter.
More like this story
Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.
Please review our Policies and Procedures before registering or commenting