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Posted: 12:29 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

4-year sentence for dad in scalped baby case

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Kodi Weatherspoon in court photo
GABBY ENRIGHT

Kodi Weatherspoon chose not to speak in Greene County Court on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, where he was sentenced to four years in prison for felonious assault and child endangering. The charges stem from a domestic incident last June in which he grabbed his infant son's head and accidentally ripped off part of the baby's scalp.

By Breaking News Staff

XENIA —

Kodi Weatherspoon, the father of an infant who was partially scalped during a domestic incident last year, has been sentenced to four years in prison as part of a plea agreement.

Weatherspoon pleaded guilty to two counts of felonious assault and one count of child endangering in exchange for the lesser sentence. He was facing a possible 16 and a half year sentence and a $31,000 fine.

According to investigators, he and his wife were fighting inside their Duncan Drive apartment in Xenia on June 5 when Weatherspoon accidentally grabbed his newborn son's head, injuring his scalp. His wife was also injured during the incident. The baby's injuries required surgery at Children's Medical Center of Dayton, but the child has reportedly made a full recovery.

Witherspoon didn't say anything in Greene County Court on Thursday before the sentence was read.

A temporary protection order barring him from contact with his wife and child has also been lifted and his wife has reportedly been open to accommodating contact with his child.

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