A Greenville man who killed his son and hid the child’s body in a kudzu field pleaded guilty Monday to homicide by child abuse. Christopher Wilson was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of Javeion Mayes. The boy was killed in August 2007. Wilson’s arrest in Javeion’s death followed a two-day search for the four year old boy, who Wilson first reported missing. The child’s body was found in a duffel bag, hidden in a field of kudzu not far from his home. Wilson later admitted that he had jerked the boy’s arm, causing Javeion to hit his head on the sink and the toilet. Wilson claimed he placed the child in a tub for a bath and found him 15 minutes later lying unconscious in the water. Police said Wilson claimed to attempt CPR. Results of an autopsy showed Javeion had drowned. The boy is survived by a twin brother.
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