FUNERAL TUESDAY: Service For Ethan Nelson

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Funeral services are being held Tuesday for a child who was abused by his father.

Ethan Nelson, formerly Neiderbach, passed away last week at the age of four. His funeral is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at Hamilton’s Funeral Home in Des Moines.

In 2009, Ethan suffered severe brain damage as a newborn at the hands of his father Jonas Neiderbach. He was convicted of multiple counts of child endangerment and is serving a 50 year prison sentence.

The child’s mother, Jherica Richardson, accepted a plea deal in the case in exchange for her testimony during Jonas Neiderbach’s trial. She is serving a 20 year prison term in the case.