Evansville mother sentenced to 20 years in prison for felony neglect


EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) – An Evansville mother was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in prison and 10 years on work release after being found guilty in connection to the death of her three-month-old son.

Chelsea Marksberry, 33, was found guilty of felony neglect in June. Marksberry’s son Kieran Bengert died in January of last year. She was also found guilty of being a habitual offender.

Kieran’s father, Jacob Bengert was found guilty of murder and neglect of a dependent in November and sentenced to 65 years in prison.

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