Ripley man sentenced to serve 2 years in prison for felony child abuse

A Ripley resident was sentenced to 10 years in prison with 8 suspended, 2 to serve on felony child abuse charges.

21 year old Zack Burnett was sentenced in Union County last week related to a child abuse charge from March, 2018.

Burnett was charged after an 18 month old was taken to the doctors offce, where the office noticed bruises on the infants buttocks and groin area and contacted law enforcement.

The child was taken to Lebonheur were the hospital determined blunt force trauma caused the bruising.

Burnett went on to admit to whipping the child in a bathtub one night. 

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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