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An Ottawa County father Tim Koets pleaded guilty to two crimes and one misdemeanor on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, over the death of his autistic son.
BREAKING NEWS: Tim Koets was arraigned on manslaughter charges for the death of his 16 year old son who had severe autism. Court documents reveal the boy lived in “deplorable” conditions in the basement & had his arms bound when he was found face down in the family pool.@wwmtnews pic.twitter.com/igb7UHlu0X
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Tim Koets manslaughter charges
Tim Koets has been charged with manslaughter, controlled drug fraud, and fourth degree child abuse, said Paul F. Kraus, assistant district attorney for Ottawa County.
As part of the plea, two more drug counts and one charge of second-degree child abuse were dismissed, Kraus said.
Tim Koets was accused of leaving his 16-year-old son Sam Koets, who had been outdoors on the day the teenager died on the 28th, unattended and with his arms tied outside. March 2019. Detectives discovered that the boy was in a precarious position. – Swimming pool in the back yard that was filled with ice water and drowned. The teen was in the water about an hour before someone found him.
Ottawa Sheriff’s captain Mark Bennett said
Ottawa Sheriff’s captain Mark Bennett said Tim Koets carried out several orders for his late son after his death.
Kraus said his office and his defense lawyers agree that Tim Koets should receive a minimum sentence of 19 to 38 months. The manslaughter charge was the top count, with a maximum sentence of 15 years.
If the judge doesn’t follow the guidelines for 19 to 38 months, either side can step back from the deal.
Tim Koets was a former professor at Grand Rapids Community College. He was fired from his post on January 29th.