The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals this week upheld the conviction of Matthew Dotson

The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals this week upheld the conviction of Matthew Dotson. He was found guilty in Roane County of the 2012 starvation death of his son, 2-year-old Clifford Dotson. Court officials say Matthew Dotson was convicted of murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated neglect. When the child died, he weighed just 12 pounds. An autopsy determined the toddler didn’t get sufficient food or water and died from severe malnutrition. A jury sentenced Matthew Dotson to life without parole.

The mother of the boy, Amanda Dotson, received 40 years in prison for her role in the death of the child.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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