Thursday, March 7, 2013


Twenty years for murdering your own infant daughter?

Puts a whole new spin on the word "bargain" in plea bargin.

Ingram man pleads guilty to infant daughter's murder
By Zeke MacCormack - Express-News

KERRVILLE — An Ingram teen charged with capital murder over the death of his infant daughter has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of murder in exchange for a 20-year prison sentence.

The plea deal struck by Jakob D. Pennington, 19, also calls for him to pay $5,519 in restitution for the Sept. 21, 2011 slaying of Sage E. Pennington, age 6 weeks, who died of a skull fracture.

The defendant, who investigators say gave inconsistent accounts about the child's injury, made no statement before being sentenced by state District Judge Rex Emerson.

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