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Bowling Green Man Pleads Guilty In 3-Year-Old's Death

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Posted at 10:23 AM, Sep 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-21 11:23:32-04

A Bowling Green man has pleaded guilty in the death of a 3-year-old boy.

The Bowling Green Daily News reported 27-year-old Montez Devon Hazel pleaded guilty in Warren Circuit Court on Tuesday to second-degree manslaughter in the death of Christ'en D. Adams, who was in Hazel's care.

Bowling Green police responded to a home in August 2014 after Hazel called to report that the child wasn't breathing.

An autopsy revealed that the boy's cause of death was a perforated bowel caused by blunt force trauma. No other existing injuries were found.

Hazel was indicted by a grand jury in November 2014, and his trial was set to begin Tuesday.

Part of Hazel's plea agreement recommended a five-year prison sentence. He's scheduled to be formally sentenced in November.