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Salisbury Man Gets 50 Years in Prison for Toddler's Death

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SALISBURY, Md.- A judge on Friday sentenced a 45-year-old Salisbury man to 50 years behind bars for the role he played in the death of a 2 1/2-year-old boy left in his care.

Late last month a Wicomico County Circuit Court jury convicted Travis J. Jones of first-degree child abuse resulting in death and related charges.

According to prosecutors, an investigation conducted by the detectives of the Wicomico County Child Advocacy Center revealed that on July 20, 2015, the victim was left in Jones’ care. Emergency personnel responded to the home in Salisbury shortly after 7 p.m. that evening to find the child unresponsive with multiple bruises ranging from his head to his feet, prosecutors said. The victim was rushed to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where resuscitation efforts continued with no success. The child succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead that same evening, according to prosecutors. 

After an autopsy of the child was completed, the victim’s death was ruled a homicide due to blunt force trauma and dehydration.

As a result of his conviction, Jones on Friday was sentenced by a Circuit Court judge to serve 40 years in the Division of Corrections for first-degree child abuse resulting in death and an additional 10 years for manslaughter, a total sentence of 50 years active incarceration.

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