Man accused in death of toddler makes court appearance - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

Man accused in death of toddler makes court appearance

Source: Indiana State Police Source: Indiana State Police

Posted by Charles Gazaway - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A southern Indiana man accused of killing a Scott County toddler pleaded not guilty to murder and battery Monday.

26-year-old Jason Hensley is charged with killing two-year old Jacob Lord of Austin, Indiana last week. An affidavit says Hensley is the boyfriend of Jacob’s mother.

Court records show Hensley was babysitting Jacob Tuesday, October 27. When the boy's mother came home, she found Jacob asleep on the floor.  Documents show when the mother tried to wake the boy, she was unable to do so and he was having trouble breathing.

Jacob was taken to Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg by his mother and was eventually transferred to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville where he died the next day. After an autopsy, the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office ruled the death a homicide, saying Jacob had suffered intentional, inflicted head injuries.

Hensley was arrested by Indiana State Police on October 30. He is expected back in court in January.

Copyright 2009 WAVE-TV and Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • WAVE 3 NewsNEWSMore>>

  • FORECAST: Cloudy and colder Saturday

    FORECAST: Cloudy and colder Saturday

    Saturday, February 25 2017 4:07 AM EST2017-02-25 09:07:11 GMT

    The rain chances have diminished, but a few sprinkle or flurries will be possible early Saturday with temperatures in the 30s.

    More >>

    The rain chances have diminished, but a few sprinkle or flurries will be possible early Saturday with temperatures in the 30s.

    More >>
  • Sen. McConnell, protestors talk priorities in and outside of Lincoln Day Dinner

    Sen. McConnell, protestors talk priorities in and outside of Lincoln Day Dinner

    Saturday, February 25 2017 12:05 AM EST2017-02-25 05:05:28 GMT

    Electricity was in the air at the 102nd Lincoln Day Dinner on Friday. Republicans were still on a high after a historic election that gave the GOP control of the White House and Congress.

    More >>

    Electricity was in the air at the 102nd Lincoln Day Dinner on Friday. Republicans were still on a high after a historic election that gave the GOP control of the White House and Congress.

    More >>
  • LMPD and the Ferguson effect

    LMPD and the Ferguson effect

    Friday, February 24 2017 11:34 PM EST2017-02-25 04:34:33 GMT

    For the past few years, officer involved shootings have led to unprecedented protests. Backlash and violence at times have been so severe, some police said it made them hesitate or even avoid some actions on the job. It's called the Ferguson effect - a reference to the Missouri town where an officer shot Michael Brown in 2014.

    More >>

    For the past few years, officer involved shootings have led to unprecedented protests. Backlash and violence at times have been so severe, some police said it made them hesitate or even avoid some actions on the job. It's called the Ferguson effect - a reference to the Missouri town where an officer shot Michael Brown in 2014.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly