Coy gets 24 years for neglect of infant son
Friday, May 09, 2014 11:00 AM
A Madison man pleaded guilty to neglect charges Thursday, admitting his actions resulted in the death of his 6-week-old son.
Christopher A. Coy, 32, will serve 24 years in prison, according to a plea deal he struck with prosecutors. He pleaded guilty to neglect of a dependent resulting in death, a Class A felony.
The charge says Coy was neglectful because he did not provide his son with proper medical care, and the child died as a result of injuries.
Coy was arrested in June 2012 more than a week after his infant son died in the intensive care unit of Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville.
Police said Coy did not tell investigators the child had a head injury until he had been in the hospital for two days.
The coroner indicated the infant had died from blunt-force trauma to the head. A medical examiner's report showed the child had a fractured skull, blood in the brain and retinal hemorrhaging.
Coy is the longest tenured inmate at the Jefferson County Jail, having been housed there for almost two full years since his arrest.