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Jeffrey Farrey sentenced in death of 5-month-old son

Jeffrey Farrey pleaded guilty to injury to a child Tuesday and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Farrey has been in jail since Nov. 20, 2013, so his time serve will count toward his sentence, the district attorney’s office said.

Jeffrey Farrey and his wife, Jenna, admitted that hey found their their 5-month-old son Jackson unresponsive but didn’t seek medical attention.

Court documents state that the Farreys told investigators that Jackson was “dead and buried somewhere in the desert in El Paso or New Mexico.” Jackson’s body was found Nov. 20, 2013 near Orogrande, N.M., just north of El Paso.

Jeffrey Farrey faced up to life in prison if convicted.

On Sept. 2, Jenna Farrey pleaded guilty to injury to a child by omission and was sentenced to 35 years in prison. She is eligible for parole after serving half of her sentence. Jenna pleaded guilty in 2012 to child endangerment for leaving her son, Blake, home alone that year.

The Farreys and their children, 20-month-old Blake and Jackson were reported missing Nov. 15, 2013 in El Paso. All but Jackson were found in an Escanaba, Mich., motel on Nov. 17, 2013.

Blake, the couple’s other son, is now in the custody of Jeffrey’s parents, according to attorney Joe Spencer.

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