A guilty verdict was handed down to an Evansville father on Wednesday for his role in the death of his 3-month old infant son.
Following his trial in Vanderburgh County Circuit Court, 29-year-old Jacob Bengert was found guilty of Murder and Neglect of a Dependent Causing Death.
Bengert's son Kieran was found unresponsive in January 2020 by Evansville Police. The Vanderburgh County Coroner's office ruled the death a homicide, adding the baby suffered multiple blunt force trauma before his death.
In September, a jury could not reach a unanimous decision, and the judge declared a mistrial.
The baby's mother, Chelsea Marksberry faces a charge of Child Neglect Resulting in Death. She's set to stand trial on Jan. 29, 2021
Jacob Bengert will be sentenced on Nov. 12.