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.