Salina Man Pleads No Contest In Child's Death
Associated Press - Thu 04:30 AM 01/10/2013
A Salina man has pleaded no contest to first degree murder in the beating death of a toddler.
Twenty eight year old Antonio M. Brown Sr. pleaded no contest Wednesday in Saline County court to first degree murder during commission of a felony. Brown also pleaded no contest to two counts of child abuse in connection with the 2011 beating death of 14 month old Clayden Lee Urbanek.
Saline County District Judge Rene Young set sentencing for February 12.
The child's mother, 21 year old Brittney Betzold, was sentenced earlier this month to about 13 years in prison for second degree murder and for not intervening to stop Brown from abusing the child before his death.