Madison Man Sentenced To 50 Years In Death Of 3-Year-Old Boy
A Madison man has been sentenced to serve 50 years in prison for the death of a 3-year-old boy in his care a year ago.
Twenty-two-year-old Jacob Meinders was charged with murder and other counts in a September 2015 incident in which the boy was found injured at a Madison residence and taken to a Sioux Falls hospital, where he later died.
Meinders initially reported the boy had fallen down a flight of stairs. Authorities determined the boy had been physically abused.
Meinders pleaded guilty last month to manslaughter, and prosecutors dropped murder and abuse counts. Meinders was sentenced Friday to 75 years in prison with 25 years suspended. He also was ordered to pay $16,300 in restitution.