Man accused of killing 6-week-old son takes plea deal

MINDEN, Neb. (AP) – A south-central Nebraska man accused of killing his infant son has taken a plea deal.

Kearney County District Court records say 25-year-old Christopher Preston pleaded no contest last week to negligent child abuse resulting in death.

Prosecutors lowered the charge in return for Preston’s plea, court records say. His sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 26.

Investigators have said 6-week-old Zackary Preston was discovered Oct. 1 last year unresponsive in a bed at his home in Wilcox.

Court records detailing the incident are sealed.

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