Dad pleads to killing son PDF Print E-mail
Written by PETER KUEBECK, Sentinel Staff Writer   
Thursday, 19 September 2013 09:24
Brian Steinmiller is seen in court with his lawyer on September 18, 2013 at the Wood County Courthouse in Bowling Green, Ohio. (Photo: Kristen Norman/Sentinel-Tribune)
Brian Steinmiller has pleaded guilty to three counts, including involuntary manslaughter, in the 2012 death of his infant son.
Steinmiller appeared Wednesday in the courtroom of Wood County Judge Robert Pollex.
Steinmiller, 32, of Brim Road, was arrested after the May 5, 2012, death of Carter Steinmiller, who was 3 months old. He was initially indicted for one count of murder, one count of involuntary manslaughter and four counts of endangering children in the death. Two of the endangering children charges stemmed from prior alleged abuse stretching back to Feb. 1, 2012.
The murder count, and two of the endangering counts, were dropped as part of a plea deal. 
In court, prosecuting attorney Gwen Howe-Gebers said that had the case gone to trial the prosecution would have entered evidence concerning Carter's injuries, including numerous broken bones and fractures, as well as burns. 
Bearded, dressed in orange county issue and shackled at the wrists, waist and ankles, Steinmiller answered the routine questions posed to him by Pollex as the judge accepted his plea.
He was represented by attorney Alan Konop.
According to Howe-Gebers, under the plea deal Steinmiller will likely serve 10 years in prison for the crimes.
The mother of the child, Rebecca Steinmiller, 26, Bowling Green, has been indicted on one count of endangering children related to the case.
Her case is still pending before the court and is set for a hearing on Oct. 29.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 September 2013 10:14

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