Beardstown man gets 50 year sentence for first degree murder

By Ryne Turke on August 15, 2015 at 5:47am

A Beardstown man, who admitted to killing an eight month old child, has received a 50 year prison sentence.

Our news partners at WICS Newschannel 20 report that Jose Nieto-Roman entered a plea guilty in June to first degree murder and received the sentence on Friday in Cass County Court.

Nieto-Roman was arrested in October after investigators determined the abused child suffered blunt force trauma to the head and body. The child died shortly after.

Nieto-Roman will serve the entire sentence and will be eligible for release from prison in 2064.