Man Agrees To Plea In Child Death

An Amarillo man has agreed to 30 years in jail for the 2007 beating death of his two month old child.

The 47th District Attorney's office says Joshua Scott Diehl pleaded Friday on a charge of Injury to a Child with the Intent of Serious Bodily Injury.

In September of 2007, Deihl reportedly beat the child with a pillow. The child was discovered by the mother about an hour later not breathing. The child spent 15 days in the NICU before dying of blunt force trauma to the head.