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Neiderbach Re-Sentencing Yields Same Result

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Jonas Neiderbach re-sentenced on child endangerment charges. (WHO-HD)

Jonas Neiderbach re-sentenced on child endangerment charges. (WHO-HD)

DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines man who seriously injured his infant son, who later died, has been re-sentenced.

Jonas Neiderbach was convicted in 2009 on several counts of child endangerment. He was initially sentenced to 50 years in prison.

He was charged after his 6-week-old son Ethan was taken to the hospital with a broken arm and head injuries. Ethan suffered permanent physical and mental damage and died in 2014.

The re-sentencing was needed after the Iowa Supreme Court threw out two of the six convictions.

In the end, Neiderbach received the same 50 year sentence.

Ethan’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.