A Dayton accused of supporting a 1-year-old boy and killing him in 2021 has pleaded guilty to lesser charges.
Victor Parham Jr., 41, pleaded guilty on Aug. 25 to reckless murder and an OVI misdemeanor charge, according to Montgomery County Common Pleas Court records.
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In November 2021, Parham allegedly hit Avion Chatman as he was reversing down a ramp on Bluehaven Drive, News Center 7 previously reported. Chatman was taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital at the scene, where he later died of his injuries.
Parham had alcohol in his system and his driver’s license was revoked at the time of the crash, a Montgomery County Attorney General’s Office spokesman previously told News Center 7.
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As part of his plea deal, two vehicular homicide charges with aggravation, one vehicular homicide charge, and another OVI charge were dismissed.
According to court documents, Parham will be sentenced on September 19. He faces a prison sentence of up to three years and a probationary period of up to three years.