FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - A LeFlore County jury has recommended life in prison for a Howe man it convicted in the death of his former fiancée's baby.
The panel deliberated more than three hours before finding Aaron Hinson guilty of first-degree murder on Friday.
Hinson's attorney, Peter Astor, argued that prosecutors hadn't proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Hinson inflicted Aiden's injuries.
The baby's mother, Kayla Furney, is charged with enabling child abuse by injury.
Hinson's father, Shawn Hinson, declined comment.
Associate District Judge Bill Welch ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled Aaron Hinson's formal sentencing for April 3.