Kinston father pleads no contest to murder in 2014 death of infant son

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — A Kinston father charged in the February 2014 death of his one-month-old son pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in Lenoir County Court Tuesday.

Ricky Clark Jr. received a 120-to-156-month sentence.

His son, Caden Williams, died in February 2014 and a medical examiner’s report released in August led to police reopening the case as a homicide.

The report showed the infant suffered broken ribs, a damaged liver and had serious head trauma.

Clark Jr. was out on bond but reported to the jail on 6 p.m. Tuesday.

9OYS has reached out the Lenoir County Clerk of Court’s Office for more information, but we have not heard back.

 

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