Robert Ritchie gets 7 years for son Austin Cooper's scalding death

WCPOPublished: October 10, 2017
Published: October 10, 2017

A judge sentenced a Franklin man to seven years in prison Tuesday for his son's scalding death. Robert Ritchie, 32, asked for mercy, telling the judge he wanted to become a pastor so he could share his faith. He faced a possible sentence of up to 11 years. Ritchie was convicted Aug. 25 of child endangering and involuntary manslaughter in the death of 4-year-old Austin Cooper.

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