Wi­chita dad pleads guilty in tot’s death in bed-shar­ing case

The Wichita Eagle - - News - BY TIM POT­TER tpot­[email protected]­chi­taea­gle.com

A 34-year-old Wi­chita fa­ther has pleaded guilty in the Aug. 30 death of his 2-month-old twin son, the Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice said Thurs­day.

Kyle Kemp­ton pleaded guilty

Wed­nes­day to in­vol­un­tary man­slaugh­ter and four mis­de­meanor counts of en­dan­ger­ing a child, the of­fice said in an email state­ment.

The of­fice noted that Kemp­ton and Christy Rollings — mother of Kemp­ton’s 2-month-old twin sons — were charged with the same crimes.

The charges stemmed from the death of 2month-old Pa­trick Kemp­ton, who died in a West Kel­logg mo­tel room.

“Kemp­ton rolled over onto the baby, smoth­er­ing him, while both were in bed,” the of­fice said. “Rollings and Pa­trick’s twin brother were asleep on the floor. Kemp­ton and Rollings were highly in­tox­i­cated.”

The of­fice said it agreed with an Amer­i­can Academy of Pe­di­atrics pol­icy that dis­cour­ages co-sleep­ing with in­fants.

Kemp­ton faces a Jan. 22 sen­tenc­ing hear­ing.

Last month, Rollings was sen­tenced to pro­ba­tion for the man­slaugh­ter charge and 24 months in jail on the mis­de­meanors.

Kyle Kemp­ton

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