Central Ky. father pleads guilty to killing son

Central Ky. father pleads guilty to killing son (Image 1)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – A central Kentucky father has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of his two-year-old son.

Twenty-five-year-old Brandon Christopher Fraley of Lexington was accused of killing Derek Jaxon Cooper last year.  Police say Fraley tried to stop the boy from crying by placing his hand over the child's face.

Under terms of the plea agreement reached last week, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports that prosecutors will recommend that Fraley serve 10 years in prison.

His sentencing was set date was set for Dec. 22.

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