Lost court documents lead to lighter sentence for man responsible for son's death

Photos before and after Dana Robinson's brutal beating as an 11-month-old (WSYX/WTTE)

LOGAN COUNTY, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- A father takes a plea deal after he severely beat his son causing the little boy's death.

Michael Robinson was already in jail for abusing his then 11-month-old son, Dana, in 2007.

Dana died in his sleep November 2015.

Court documents show on Wednesday, Robinson pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

Dan and Mary Robinson raised Dana for the last eight years of his life. Mary said the Logan County Prosecutor's Office told her lost court paperwork resulted in the lighter sentence for Dana's father. Despite the couple's disappointment, they're happy to have closure.

Michael Robinson will be sentenced on the new charge next month.

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