Jennifer Bishop mug shot


DECATUR — Jennifer E. Bishop, a Decatur lady who unintentionally smothered her child son to loss of life whereas asleep in the identical mattress with him, took a plea deal Wednesday and was sentenced to 24 months probation.

Bishop’s case had been listed for a pretrial hearing Jan. 19 however she made an unscheduled look earlier than Macon County Circuit Court docket Choose Jeffrey Geisler and pleaded responsible to endangering the life or well being of a kid, a Class three felony.

The cope with prosecutors was negotiated by her protection legal professional, Steve Jones, and an extra cost of endangering a toddler leading to loss of life was dropped and dismissed by the decide.

Franky Martin

Franky Martin

A Decatur Police sworn affidavit stated police had been known as to Bishop’s residence simply after four a.m. on Feb. 27 after Bishop reported discovering 2-month-old Franky Martin unresponsive in his crib. Detectives had doubted her model of occasions and concluded the crib, crammed with books and clothes and different gadgets, was solely used for storage.

Detective James Knierim had additionally stated Bishop lied at first about ingesting alcohol, though her breath clearly stank of drink. “Jennifer would later admit in an interview at Police Headquarters to consuming a complete bottle (200 milliliters) of Canadian Superior Whiskey,” a police affidavit had stated.


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