WENTZVILLE, Mo. — A man has been sentenced in the death of his 6-week-old son back in 2016.
Robert Burnette, 22, was sentenced to serve 26 years in prison after he plead guilty to abuse and neglect of a child resulting in death.
Charges were filed against Burnette for abusing his son and causing serious physical injuries between Oct. 18 and Nov. 7, 2016.
Prosecutors accused Burnette of injuring his son by shaking him, slamming him into a bed face first and shoving his fingers down the baby’s throat to stop him from crying.
The baby later died from those injuries.
The baby’s mother, 22-year-old Megan Hendricks, is set for sentencing on Friday.