A verdict has been returned in the case of a central Iowa man accused of killing a child.A Marshalltown jury last night found Benjamin Arends guilty of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment without serious injury.
That 22-year-old was charged with first-degree murder in the shaking death of his girlfriend’s two-year-old son, Jesse Snyder, in November of 2001. Involuntary manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, while the child endangerment charge can bring a fined penalty. Arends will be sentenced at a later date.
He remains jailed on $775,000 bond.