Lakewood man pleads guilty in child abuse death of 3-month-old daughter

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. – A Lakewood man pleaded guilty last week to child abuse resulting in the 2016 death of his 3-month-old daughter.

Josiah Lamarr Jones, 22, faced a trial this week in the death of his daughter, Naomi Jones. But he pleaded guilty on March 6 to one count of child abuse resulting in death after originally facing that and several other charges.

Jones was the sole caregiver to the infant girl. She was discovered unresponsive after police were called to a home in March 2016. She died three days after being hospitalized.

The district attorney’s office said the girl suffered a skull fracture, brain bleeds and a traumatic brain injury.

Jones is scheduled to be sentenced on April 10. He faces between 16 and 32 years in prison.

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