VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Deandre Routt was sentenced to 12 years with four years suspended and four years’ probation for voluntary manslaughter and child cruelty against his 2-month-old son J’dyn.
According to a search warrant from 2015, J’dyn’s mother took him to the Portsmouth Naval Hospital with a large knot on the side of his head. The document says J’dyn was in the care of his father, Routt, when the injuries occurred.
Officials say the incident happened between 9:30 p.m. May 27 and midnight May 28 in the 1700 block of Lord Tennyson Arch.
J’dyn died of his injuries on June 4, 2015.
Routt was originally charged with second-degree murder and child abuse.