Evansville Father Found Guilty of Murder in Death of Infant Son

Jacob Bengert was found guilty on Wednesday of Murder and Neglect of a Dependent Causing Death following the January death of his infant son.

Posted: Oct 29, 2020 9:30 AM
Updated: Oct 30, 2020 9:06 AM

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.


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