A Davenport man says he’s guilty in the death of a toddler. In a plea deal Wednesday with Scott County prosecutors, 25-year-old Brian Fix admitted his treatment of two-month-old Chase Kloppenborg caused the child’s death.
Chase suffered massive head and other injuries and later died after being under Fix’s care in November 2009. Fix is not the child’s father but was his mother’s boyfriend. Fix had been charged with first-degree murder and was set to go on trial Monday. Instead he pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter and two counts child endangerment.
Fix will be sentenced next month. He could get 65 years behind bars.
By Phil Roberts, Davenport