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Evansville dad sentenced in baby’s death

Published: Nov. 12, 2020 at 7:03 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 12, 2020 at 7:05 PM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Jacob Bengert has been sentenced to 65 years in prison.

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His first murder trial ended in a mistrial. We’re told the jury was deadlocked and couldn’t reach a final verdict.

A jury convicted him of murder and neglect of a dependent causing death during a second trial in October.

Police arrested Bengert back in January following the death of his three-month-old son.

Investigators say the baby died from multiple blunt force trauma.

The baby’s mother, 32-year old Chelsea Marksberry, was also arrested.

She’s charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death and is set to go to trial in January.

Jacob Bengert. (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail.)
Jacob Bengert. (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail.)(Vanderburgh Co. Jail)

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