Cabell County man enters a Kennedy plea deal over death of baby

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A Cabell County man has entered a Kennedy plea deal Tuesday for an incident involving a death of a 4-month year old baby in November 2017.

Zachary Sparks

Zachary Gene Sparks’ charges include abuse of child causing major bodily harm and second-degree murder. In 2019, Sparks was indicted on charges for the baby’s death which occurred Nov. 22, 2017.

The Kennedy plea allows a defendant to accept punishment for a crime without having to admit guilt.

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