Father of Asaiah Molik to serve 10 years for neglect of a dependent resulting in death

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - Averius Molik, the father of 6-month-old Asaiah Molik, who died in January 2021, will serve 10 years in prison for neglect of a dependent resulting in death.

On Monday, Molik was sentenced to 13 years with three years suspended.

Molik was charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in catastrophic injury - def. is at least 18 years, neglect of a dependent resulting in death, and two counts of neglect of a dependent resulting in serious injury.

All charges but neglect of a dependent resulting in death were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

Asaiah died on January 27, 2021.

According to the autopsy report, Asaiah had 23 healing rib fractures, bleeding in the brain, and compressions in his spine.

Molik will serve his sentence at the Indiana Department of Correction.

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