A Billings man has admitted charges in the death of his 7-month-old son.

Grant Edwin Johnson, who turns 30 on Tuesday, pleaded guilty to deliberate homicide in Yellowstone County District Court on Monday.

Johnson was charged in June 2017.

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In court Monday, Johnson said that on May 27, 2017, he dropped the child, picked him back up, and then threw him to the ground. He said his actions were deliberate.

“That’s something I’ll never, ever be able to take back, and that’s why I’m here today,” he said.

Sentencing is set for Aug. 24.

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