Daddy DAVID MATTHEW AYOTTE is so smart--he soon realized that the baby only cried MORE when you hit him (you get extra genius points for that insight, big guy!). That's when he came up with his brilliant solution: Cut off the baby's air! That'll stop the crying!
Yea, it sure did, you dumb f---. And check out all the sicko methods this father used to asphyxiate this baby. He didn't do this just once. He did it systematically, with all kinds of "creative" methods. Sounds like this daddy is a freaking psychopath. No surprise that he managed to kill the baby at 2 1/2 months. Oh and that's not going into the brain damage, broken ribs, and the like.
But Daddy is really, REALLY sorry now. So can he get parole?
Brigham City man apologizes for killing infant son
By Geoff Liesik
UTAH STATE PRISON — David Matthew Ayotte had been a father for about a month when he began to physically abuse his son.
At first, the Brigham City man hit the infant in an effort to silence his crying. He quickly realized that wasn't having the desired effect because when he hit the boy "he only cried harder."
"That's when I resorted to the asphyxiation to quiet the crying," Ayotte said Tuesday during his first parole hearing since being sent to prison for killing his son. Spencer endured more than a month of abuse before he died at 2 ½ months old on Sept. 15, 2000.
Ayotte, now 36, used multiple methods to compromise the boy's airway, including squeezing the infant against his chest, holding him by the neck and using clothing as a makeshift noose, according to a report prepared for the parole hearing.
An autopsy showed the child had 15 ribs that were broken or in various stages of healing, tears in his brain tissue, bruising inside his scalp and bleeding on the surface of his brain at the time of his death.
"Did you ever suspect during this month or so period that you were endangering your son's life?" asked Curtis Garner, chairman of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole.
"No," Ayotte replied.
"I know that sounds strange," he continued. "During the times of frustration the only thing that mattered was getting my frustration out and I didn't take into consideration the detriment that it would cause my son."
Ayotte said he has mastered new ways of expressing his frustrations during his incarceration — exercise, reading and prayer. He has also completed multiple associate's degrees and has received good employment reviews from the prison jobs he's held, Garner said.
Ayotte tearfully expressed his sorrow for the pain he has caused his family and his ex-wife, whom Box Elder County prosecutors originally charged with failure to protect a child, a second-degree felony, following their son's death. The charge was dismissed after Ayotte pleaded guilty to murder, a first-degree felony.
"I know I don't deserve freedom," Ayotte told Garner before beginning to sob. "I miss my little boy."
The parole board is expected to announce its decision in three to four weeks. Garner said the guidelines in Ayotte's case establish a sentence of 16 to 18 years in prison before parole is granted. But the chairman was quick to add that Ayotte should prepare himself for many more years behind bars.
"I don't know when, or if ever, you're going to see a release date," Garner said.