Former Dover airman found guilty of negligent homicide

Justin Corbett, of Dover

A man has been convicted of the death of a 21-month-old in Dover.

Justin Corbett, a former Dover airman who was accused of abusing and killing 21-month-old Evan Dudley in November 2012, was convicted by a jury of one count of criminally negligent homicide.

Corbett was reportedly looking after the Dudley in November 2012 while the child’s mother, a fellow Dover Air Force Base airman, was deployed.

Police say when the defendant was looking after the child, he called 9-1-1 to say that the 21-month-old was unresponsive after falling downstairs. The boy ended up dying at a local hospital. His death was reportedly ruled a homicide by blunt force trauma.

Corbett was charged with first-degree murder by abuse or neglect, recklessly causing the death of a child.

Officials say sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 15.

Corbett faces up to eight years in prison.

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