Pratt man charged with murdering infant

Joseph D. Sponaugle (KSN File Photo)

PRATT, Kansas – A Pratt man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder, child abuse and child endangerment according to the Kansas Attorney General.

Joseph D. Sponaugle, 27, was arrested Wednesday.

He was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a female infant.

Sponaugle was also charged with child abuse of the female infant and child endangerment of another child.

Sponaugle made his first appearance today in Pratt County District Court.

Bond has been set at $1 million.

A date for his next court appearance has not yet been set.


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