Bartlesville Man To Stand Trial In Death Of Three-Year-Old Boy

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 4:24 pm
By: News On 6

BARTLESVILLE, Oklahoma -- A Bartlesville man will stand trial for the death of a three-year-old boy last December.

Joshua Benton was bound over for arraignment Monday. He's charged with murdering Christian Norris, the son of his live-in girlfriend, in December 2010.

An autopsy revealed broken bones and other internal injuries. An affidavit showed Benton admitted to using force on Christian the night before he died.

12/10/2010 Related Story: Affidavit Reveals Painful Last Moments In Bartlesville Boy's Life

Benton had been working at the Washington County jail until his arrest. He goes back to court on July 13, 2011.