Shawn Winkfield-Maynard took full responsibility for his actions during sentencing Monday afternoon in Buchanan County Court.
In August, Winkfield-Maynard put his baby son in a bathtub full of water instead of changing its dirty diaper.
He admitted to then leaving the baby unattended to go play a video game. Later, Winkfield-Maynard returned to the bathroom where he found his son dead.
During the investigation, Winkfield-Maynard had made conflicting statements about the time the baby was left alone.
During sentencing, Judge Patrick Robb indicated that evidence showed that the baby could have been left in the bathtub for up to an hour before he was found dead.
Robb says Winkfield-Maynard made some tragic decisions that led to some tragic actions and that he needed punishment.