Andrew County man pleads guilty to murder

Donald Tipton pleaded guilty to the murder of 10-year-old boy

An Andrew County man accused of killing a 10-year-old boy last year pleaded guilty on Monday to second-degree murder.

According to the Andrew County Circuit Court’s office, Donald Tipton was sentenced to 25 years in prison by Judge Dan Kellogg.

The 10-year-old boy died after he was struck and strangled in November 2020, according to a probable cause statement.

Tipton was also charged with 13 other counts of abuse, all of which have been dismissed since he pleaded guilty to murder.

Tipton must serve 85% of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

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