Kentucky father pleads to lesser charge in death of child found dead in washing machine

Published 7:24 am Sunday, May 2, 2021

A Kentucky father pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the death of his toddler son.

The 23-month old child was found dead inside a washing machine after the father reportedly set his house on fire.

Vaughn Brock of Laurel County was facing murder and arson charges but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge.

Brock was accused of killing a toddler, who was found dead by firefighters after they were able to bring the house fire under control.

News sources say neighbors could hear the toddler screaming during the fire. Winesses say they saw Vaughn run from the house during the fire.