RIPLEY, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia man has been convicted of the death of his young daughter.
A Jackson County grand jury has found Jeffrey Hoskins of Ripley guilty of involuntary manslaughter, child abuse by a parent causing death and strangulation, news outlets reported.
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Hoskins could face one year on manslaughter charges, one to five years on strangulation charges and 15 years in life on abuse charges. No sentencing date has been set.
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The jury heard the closing arguments Tuesday morning. Prosecutors are seeking a conviction on first-degree murder, but defense attorney Mark Plants argued that Hoskins committed only involuntary manslaughter.
Hoskins was indicted in January 2020 after the girl died, more than a year after she was hospitalized with her injuries.
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