The judge has accepted David Carroll's guilty plea in a Clermont County courtroom. Full Story >
David Carroll has pleaded guilty to killing his three year old foster child.
As part of the plea agreement, David Carroll, 29, will spend at least 16 years behind bars.
Carroll is pleaded guilty to a charge of murder and to a charge to gross abuse of a corpse.
Prosecutors say that David Carroll and his wife, Liz Carroll, wrapped their foster son Marcus Fiesel in a blanket, bound him in tape and left him in a closet while the family attended a family reunion in Kentucky.
The Carrolls place blame on live-in girlfriend Amy Baker who was the prosecution's star witness in Liz Carroll's trial. In exchange for testimony, Baker has been given immunity from the charges. She admitted to traveling with David Carroll to burn Marcus' body in Brown County.
As of now Baker still does not face any charges.
According to the court, Carroll's plea is an admission that he killed the boy in their Clermont County home in August of last year.
David Carroll told the judge that it was he and Amy Baker who wrapped up Marcus and placed him in the closet. He then told the judge that Amy threatened to kill their family should they call the police into the matter. He continued that Baker and the Carrolls then devised a plan to report to police that Marcus was missing. After that, Carroll told judge McBride that he and Baker took Marcus' body to the chimney to burn it.
The judge accepted Carroll's plea and allowed him to read a prepared statement. In the statement addressed to the court, Carroll called Marcus a sweet child and said that he did not deserve what had happened to him.
Clermont County assistant prosecutor Daniel Breyer acknowledged that it was Carroll who had a bad feeling about being at the reunion in Kentucky after leaving Marcus in the closet and recommended that they return.
Still at question was whether or not Fiesel had died before the Carroll's and Baker left for the reunion or if he was still alive when they left and he died over the weekend.
We will have a full report on David Carroll's plea tonight on the FOX19 Ten O'clock News.