Man Sentenced to 31 Years in Prison in the Death of Girlfriend's 18-Month-Old Baby

From Local Sources 

BEDFORD -- A Bedford man has been sentenced to 31 years in prison in the 2018 death of an 18-month-old boy.

The Times-Mail reports, under the terms of a plea deal, 30-year-old Jessie Phillips pleaded guilty to neglect of a dependent resulting in death and possession of meth with a firearm.

Prosecutors say Phillips abused his girlfriend’s baby, causing a subdural hemorrhage.  An autopsy showed the hemorrhage was caused by abusive head trauma. 

Police say he was dead for several hours before first responders were called.

The child also had bruises on his head, chest, and legs.

Phillips told reporters he had no plans to appeal the sentence.