Kentucky Couple Enters Plea Agreements In Toddler's Death

Posted at 3:23 PM, Jun 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 01:26:45-04

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Two people charged in connection with the death of a toddler have entered pleas shortly before their cases went to trial.

The Bowling Green Daily News reported 30-year-old Tiffany D. Sampson and 40-year-old Robert R. Dishman entered plea agreements in the death of Sampson's 19-month-old son Adrian Maldonado.

The Kentucky Medical Examiner's Office reported the toddler's 2012 death was caused by multiple blunt force injuries inflicted on the child's head, chest and arms.

Sampson, who pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree criminal abuse Monday, accepted an agreement that recommended a five-year prison sentence.

Dishman, entered an Alford plea of no-contest to the same charges June 18. Prosecutors recommended a ten-year sentence for Dishman. 

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