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Warren County man sentenced for felony child abuse



A man from Warren County received a sentence after his conviction for felony child abuse.

Austin Wigley

Austin Wigley: Photo by Keith Phillips

Circuit Court Judge Toni Terrett handed Zane Austin Wigley a 40-year prison sentence, of which he must serve at least 25 years.

Assistant District Attorney Branan Southerland prosecuted the case on behalf of the state, with the help of Assistant District Attorney Liem Walker.

Zane Austin Wigley trial

Zane Austin Wigley trial (Photo by David Day)

During the proceedings, Southerland presented evidence that the 7-week-old victim had suffered from a broken arm and leg. In total, the child had 22 broken bones, although most of these injuries occurred in another county.

Zane Austin Wigley

Zane Austin Wigley (Photo by David Day)

After considering statements from both the defense and prosecution, Judge Terrett issued Wigley’s sentence. He is mandated to serve at least half of this sentence.

Last week, before the trial, they offered Wigley a plea deal of 30 years with 17 to serve. Wigley declined.

Branan Southerland and Liem Walker

Branan Southerland and Liem Walker: Photo by David Day

The victim, Wigley’s own son, is currently in foster care.

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