published Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Chattanooga jury finds Tumlin guilty in child’s death

Reginald Tumlin listens during jury selection for his trial Tuesday in Judge Rebecca Stern's courtroom. Tumlin has been charged with felony murder, aggravated child abuse and neglect.
Reginald Tumlin listens during jury selection for his trial Tuesday in Judge Rebecca Stern's courtroom. Tumlin has been charged with felony murder, aggravated child abuse and neglect.
Photo by Angela Lewis /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

A jury found Reginald Tumlin guilty of two counts of child abuse, one count of criminally negligent homicide and aggravated child neglect in connection with the death of his 3-year-old son.

Tumlin, 32, faces a maximum of 60 years in prison. His sentencing date is Aug. 27.

An autopsy showed more than Jaylen Ramsey suffered more than 50 bruises on various parts of his face and body, numerous lacerations, a healing burn on the back of his left thigh and bleeding on the brain, lungs and kidneys.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

about Todd South...

Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...

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