Harrison County Judge Thomas Bedell has sentenced a Stonewood man to one to three years in prison for child neglect.
Frank Cherubino, 52, pleaded guilty on March 29 to one count of child neglect resulting in bodily injury. Cherubino's co-defendant Kelsey Turner told police that she saw Cherubino burn her 2-year-old child with cigarettes for not going to sleep.
Judge Bedell ordered that Cherubino pay a $1,000 fine and court costs. The defense attorney filed a motion for probation and alternative sentencing, but that motion was denied. Cherubino will receive credit for time served.