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Father gets 20 years for killing infant

Posted: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 8:31 pm | Updated: 8:54 pm, Tue Mar 5, 2013.

A 19-year-old Ingram man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to murdering his 6-week-old daughter in 2011.

On Monday, 189th District Judge Rex Emerson sentenced Jakob Pennington to prison and ordered him to pay restitution of $5,519 and court costs and attorney fees of $4,231. Pennington had been indicted on the charge of capital murder, which carries the possibility of the death penalty, because his victim was younger than 10. However, he pleaded guilty to first degree felony murder and took the 20 years through a plea agreement with the office of 198th District Attorney Scott Monroe. Pennington’s charge was punishable by five to 99 years or life in prison.

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