Father convicted in toddler’s death

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- A father has been convicted in connection with the death of his one-year-old son who was accidentally shot and killed by the toddler’s 4-year-old sibling.

Avion Sexton Sr has been convicted of 13 counts, including:

  • Neglect of a dependent resulting in death, a level 1 felony,.
  • Neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury, a level 3 felony,
  • Neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury, a level 5 felony,
  • Dealing in a narcotic drug at least 10 grams, a level 2 felony,
  • Dealing in a narcotic drug, a level 2 felony,
  • Possession of a narcotic drug, a level 3 felony,
  • Dealing in a narcotic drug, a level 4 felony,
  • Possession of a narcotic drug, a level 3 felony,
  • Possession of a narcotic drug, a level 5 felony,
  • Dealing in a narcotic drug, a level 5 felony,
  • Neglect of a dependent, a level 6 felony,
  • Possession of a narcotic drug, a level 6 felony,
  • Possession of a controlled substance, a class a misdemeanor.

Sexton was found guilty following a four day trial.

Sexton will be sentenced May 18.

One-year-old Javion Sexton was killed on June 18, 2020 when his 4-year-old sibling accidentally discharged a firearm.

The shooting happened at a home in the 600 block of Leland Avenue.

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