An Oskaloosa man has entered a guilty plea in the death of a seven week old infant. Brian Vilcone, 25, entered the guilty plea on Tuesday to one count of attempt to commit murder and one count of child endangerment resulting in death. Both are class B felonies.
Judge Daniel Wilson set sentencing for June 26. Vilcone will face a mandatory sentence of 25 years in prison for the attempt to commit murder charge and a mandatory sentence of 50 years in prison for the child endangerment resulting in death charge.
Vilcone was arrested and charged on April 23 with first degree murder in the death of seven-week-old Raelynn Hart. Hart died on April 21 as a result of abusive head trauma. During an investigation, the baby’s mother stated that baby had suffered the injuries while in the care of Brian Vilcone. Vilcone later admitted to shaking the baby several times to get her to stop crying.
by Charlie Comfort, KBOE