CANTON (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – A Jackson Township man was sentenced to three years in prison today in connection to the death of an 8-month-old baby.

As part of a plea agreement with the Stark County Prosecutor’s office, 28 year old Aaron McKimm had the murder charges he was facing dismissed.

He instead pleaded guilty to one count of endangering children, resulting in a 36 month prison sentence. Brantley Bechtol died on June 28, 2018 from injuries sustained from severe whiplash and violent shaking. McKimm was the boyfriend of the child’s mother.