DALLAS (AP) — A North Texas jury has returned a guilty verdict in the trial of a man accused of slowly starving his 10-year-old son to death.
The Dallas County jury deliberated for less than an hour Tuesday before convicting Aaron Ramsey in the death of Johnathan Ramsey. Jurors found him guilty of severely injuring a child, which carries a sentence of up to life imprisonment.
Prosecutors say the 35-year-old father locked his son in his room where he slowly starved on a diet of bread and water. They contend Ramsey dumped the child's emaciated body in a rural area south of Dallas in 2011, where they were found a year ago in a creek.
Elizabeth Ramsey, the boy's stepmother, also is charged with the crime and will be tried separately.