Jackson Man Convicted In Toddler's Death

By: News 10
By: News 10

JACKSON - A jury has found a Jackson man guilty in the death of a 2-year-old child. Ronald Woodard, 24, was found guilty Wednesday of manslaughter and first degree child abuse in the death of Cameron Russell. Russell was the son of Woodard's former girlfriend. The boy died as a result of a head injury he received at the hands of Woodard on January 19, 2010. Woodard contended that the incident was an accident. Woodard's defense claimed that a dog tripped him as he was carrying the toddler, and the child struck his head on a door jam.
Woodard had three prior felony convictions, and was on probation when he committed the crime, so he is facing up to life in prison.

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  • by MikeHunt Location: Center on May 19, 2011 at 01:40 AM
    Dont worry Donald, When the Governor shuts down the prisons im sure youll be out on the street in 3-5 years.
  • by Zach Smith Location: Eaton Rapids on May 18, 2011 at 04:41 PM
    Oh the boys in the state pen gonna love them some white boy! If u can't manage ur child I don't care how old it is try to find a fire station that hasn't been shut down and leave the child with them, it will look a lot better then murder!
  • by Anonymous on May 18, 2011 at 02:56 PM
    That is a good place for him after what he did. It will give him lots of time to think about what he did and how he will never be able to do this ever again.
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