King's Guilty Plea on Child Abuse Charge

Sheridan resident Rockie King changed his plea to Guilty on Felony Child Abuse.
Sheridan resident Rockie King changed his plea to Guilty on Felony Child Abuse.

35-year-old Rockie King appeared before Judge John Fenn Tuesday morning, initially for a Pre-Trial Conference. He was awaiting trial on charges of Aggravated Assault & Battery and Child Abuse for an incident on November 16, 2009 in which he had allegedly choked and hit his 13-month-old daughter, causing bruising on her neck, face and eyes. She also appeared to have cut her lip, which made it bleed.

In the course of conducting the PTC, King indicated through his attorney, Erin Wardell, that he wanted to change his plea to “Guilty” as part of a plea agreement with the State.

He could face up to not less than four and no more than five years in prison, with credit for his pre-sentence confinement. Normally, Felony Child Abuse carries a sentence of not more than five years in prison, a fine of $10,000, or both.

Again, because of the very full court docket, a Pre-Sentence Investigation and the actually sentencing will take place at a later date.

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OMG

How horrifying, a 13 month old baby. Disgusting.
There is no punishment severe enough in my mind for this guy.

disgusting!

I hope the judge throws the book at him (literally)!!!!!!

People like this need more

People like this need more than 5 years! Wrong and horrible in ever way!!!!