Thaddious Rice trial began after death of a 10-month-old

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NEWBURGH, Ind. (WEHT)- A trial nearly three years in the making began Tuesday. Thaddius Rice from Newburgh faces charges of murder and neglect for the death of his girlfriend’s 10-month-old child in April of 2017.

According to the coroner, the child died from a head injury. Police said rice told them the infant fell down a flight of stairs.

Prosecutors offered to let rice plead guilty to neglect in return for a 40-year sentence. but the turned them down.

If rice is found guilty he will face life in prison without parole.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 25, 2020)

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