Father of baby found in freezer pleads guilty

Kenesha Pruitt

A Toledo man has admitted to his role in the death of his newborn baby.

The infant boy's body was found in a freezer, by a landlord, at an East Toledo rental home on Paine Street last April.

On Monday, Antonio Cervantes pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, tampering with evidence, abuse of a corpse and endangering children.

The coroner said the newborn boy had been strangled and dunked in water and the child lived no more than two days.

The child's mother, Kenesha Pruitt was convicted last month for the child's death and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 20 years.

Cervantes will be sentenced April 23rd.