Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Local man gets 2 years in death of infant daughter

A Bloomington man pled guilty last Friday to child endangerment charges after the 2014 death of his 2-month-old daughter.

Timothy Crafton, 35, accepted a plea bargain that requires him to testify against Elizabeth Potts, the girl's 21-year-old mother. He was sentenced to two years and will likely receive less due to time served.

Both were originally charged with involuntary manslaughter after the couple left the toddler in a car seat after returning home. The child lived for almost a year later but an autopsy linked the baby's death to brain injury suffered due to suffocation while in the car.

Potts remains in jail as she awaits trial.

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