Dayton man guilty in death of 8-year-old boy

Jerimy Rowland (Photo/Montgomery co. Jail)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Dayton man was found guilty Friday in the death of his girlfriend’s son in a car crash.

Jerimy Rowland, 37, pleaded no contest. He was charged with vehicular homicide and child endangering.

The crash happened in October 2013 on Geneva Road in Dayton. Rowland ran a stop sign, colliding with another car.

The crash killed 8-year-old La’kell Newland.

Sentencing is set for September 5. He faces up to 11 years in prison. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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