A father in Wentzville has plead guilty after a disturbing case of child abuse that left his six-week-old son dead.

Robert Burnette entered the guilty plea Monday for child abuse resulting in death.

Back in November of 2016, court documents show Burnette stuck his fingers down the baby’s throat to stop him from crying and slammed the child against a bed.

READ: Baby dies after father allegedly shoved fingers down his throat

A sentencing hearing has been set for October 29. News 4 has been told the state will ask for Burnette to face 30 years in prison.

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