November 27, 2022
Man pleads guilty in death of 10-year-old Andrew County boy
Man pleads guilty in death of 10-year-old Andrew County boy
Donald Tipton/Photo courtesy of The Savannah Reporter

By BRENT MARTIN

St. Joseph Post

A
38-year-old Andrew County man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the
death of a 10-year-old boy in November of last year.

The
Savannah Reporter reports Donald Tipton entered the guilty plea this morning in Andrew County. The newspaper says Andrew County Prosecutor Steve
Stevenson recommended a 25-year sentence, which Circuit Judge Dan Kellogg
accepted. Tipton must serve 85% of his sentence before becoming eligible for
parole.

The
Savannah Reporter reports that Andrew County Prosecutor Steve Stevenson
recommended a 25-year sentence, which Circuit Judge Dan Kellogg accepted.
Tipton must serve 85% of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole.

Prosecutors
dismissed all other charges and agreed to file no more charges connected with
the case.

Tipton
had been accused of killing the boy on November 30th of last year by
striking and strangling him. He also failed to seek medical treatment for the
boy. Tipton had been charged with 13 felonies, ranging from first and
second-degree murder to neglect of a child resulting in death.

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