David Carroll sentenced to prison after guilty plea

David Carroll Jr. will spend at least 16 years in prison for the death of three-year old foster son Marcus Fiesel.

The plea bargain that Carroll agreed to, and Clermont County Judge Jerry McBride accepted in court Feb. 27, stipulated that in exchange for a guilty plea for murder and gross abuse of a corpse, all other charges against Carroll in Hamilton and Clermont Counties will be dropped.

The charges in Clermont that were dropped as a part of the plea bargain included kidnapping, involuntary manslaughter, felony assault, and three counts of child endangerment.

By law, Carroll was required to withdraw his prior not guilty pleas to the judge and accept full responsibility for the death of his foster child before the judge handed down his sentence.