Bono man found guilty in four-month-old’s death

Bono man convicted of 4-month-old son's murder

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A Bono man convicted in the murder of his four-month-old son will serve 18 years in prison.

Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington said in a news release that Seth Bradley Smith, 27, of Bono was convicted of second-degree murder Monday.

The baby was taken to St. Bernards Medical Center after first responders were called to the home on Oct. 3, 2017, due to the baby having difficulty breathing.

Efforts to revive the infant failed and he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy showed traumatic brain injuries, contusions, and intramuscular hemorrhage.

After three hours of deliberation, a Craighead County Circuit Court jury found Smith guilty. Circuit Judge Randy Philhours sentenced him to 18 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections.

“I am pleased that we were able to give a voice to the voiceless and provide justice to an innocent child,” Ellington said. “I appreciate the hard work of Investigator Richardson and the Craighead County Sheriff’s Department for the time spent investigating this matter, as well as Deputy Prosecutors Charlene Davidson and Tiarra Tanner for the many hours they devoted to this case.”

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