Evansville dad sentenced in baby’s death
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Jacob Bengert has been sentenced to 65 years in prison.
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.
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