Chattanooga man convicted in young son's death

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- A criminal court jury in Chattanooga has convicted a man in the death of his young son.

According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, jurors deliberated for nearly four hours on Thursday and then found 32-year-old Reginald Tumlin guilty of criminally negligent homicide, child abuse and aggravated child neglect.

Tumlin was convicted in the May 2010 death of 3-year-old Jaylen Ramsey, who died of a perforated bowel, likely the result of blunt force trauma to his abdomen.

Defense attorney Dan Ripper said his client adamantly denies hurting his son and plans to appeal the conviction.

The court set an Aug. 27 sentencing date.


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