Council Bluffs man convicted of manslaughter in girl’s death
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A jury has convicted a Council Bluffs man on charges related to the death of a 16-month-old girl but acquitted him of murder.
The Daily Nonpareil reports the jury on Friday found Javon Jennings guilty of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment resulting in death but not of murder.
Jennings was charged in the death of 16-month-old Jazlynn Harshbarger, who died last April of blunt force trauma after suffering from numerous injuries.
Jennings now faces up to 55 years in prison with no minimum time to be served before he’s eligible for parole.
His attorneys say they expect to appeal.
Information from: The Daily Nonpareil, http://www.nonpareilonline.com