The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

February 15, 2014

Man pleads guilty to reduced charge in abuse case

A 22-year-old Joplin man pleaded guilty Friday to felony child endangerment in connection with the breaking of his 6-week-old daughter’s leg.

Blake W. Campbell pleaded guilty to the reduced charge in Jasper County Circuit Court in a plea deal with the prosecutor’s office that would limit any prison sentence that he might receive to no more than three years.

Circuit Judge David Mouton delayed formal acceptance or rejection of the plea bargain pending the completion of a sentencing-assessment report and set a sentencing hearing for April 25.

Police were called to Freeman Hospital West on May 9 of last year regarding a fractured femur that Campbell’s daughter had suffered. A probable-cause affidavit states that the injury was believed to have been inflicted three days earlier, but the father initially lied to a doctor about how it happened.

During an interview with police, Campbell reportedly admitted that he had twisted the girl’s leg when she would not stop crying.

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