SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man has been convicted of child neglect charges stemming from the shooting death of his 1-year-old son by a 4-year-old sibling.
A St. Joseph County jury returned guilty verdicts Friday against 24-year-old Avion Sexton on a felony count of neglect of a dependent resulting in death and several drug dealing and possession charges. Sexton was arrested following the June 2020 death of 1-year-old Javion Sexton, who prosecutors said was killed by the older sibling who was playing with a gun unsupervised at a South Bend home.
Sexton faces up to 40 years in prison on the most serious charge. His sentencing is set for next month.