Kimball County dad found guilty in boy's death

A Kimball County man has been convicted of child abuse resulting in the death of his 15-month-old son. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning this week said 15-month-old Tristen Erickson died from injuries inflicted by own father, 24-year-old Jeremy Erickson.

Bruning says Erickson was taking care of his son at a mobile in Dix in southwest Nebraska on December 9th when an ambulance was called to the home. Emergency personnel found the child unresponsive. Tristen died two days later.

The cause of death was determined to be multiple blunt force trauma to the head and neck resulting in a skull fracture, spinal cord and nerve injury, brain injury from lack of oxygen, and other injuries.

Erickson faces 20 years to life in prison when he is sentenced in Kimball County District Court on October 21st.

Thanks to Josh Mackey, KOGA, Ogallala

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