Falkenhein plead guilty

Kenneth M. Falkenhein

On June 14 at a case management hearing, Kenneth M. Falkenhein opted to enter a guilty plea.

Falkenhein, 26, of Red Bud, had been arrested on Dec. 26, 2018 and charged with involuntary manslaughter and endangering the health of a child causing the death of three month old Jamison Gleason of Chester on May 1, 2018. 

Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker reported that at the case management hearing, Falkenhein plead guilty to the child endangerment offense, admitting to shaking the bed that Gleason was in, the act of which caused the child’s death. 

Judge Richard Brown set a sentencing hearing for Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. 

Had Falkenhein not entered a guilty plea, his case was set for a tentative trial date of July 15.

For more on Falkenhein, please see this week’s print edition.