Based on what I read here, it was only a matter of time before dad GLENN "BUBBA" CLIMER JR. was successful in killing one of his children.
Father receives 29 years for trying to kill 1-year-old son
1:53 AM, Jun 23, 2012
Written by Mark Bell
MURFREESBORO — A local father convicted of trying to kill his 1-year-old son will spend at least the next 29 years in prison, a judge decided at a Friday sentencing hearing.
Glenn “Bubba” Climer Jr. faced a charge of attempted second-degree murder at his May trial for twisting his son’s head in a threatening manner when confronted by police Nov. 28 outside Middle Tennessee Medical Center’s emergency room.
He was convicted of attempted voluntary manslaughter following a three-day trial.
During that trial, authorities testified that they confronted Climer outside the emergency room about a bruise around his son’s left eye. Climer was carrying his child around in a cold rain, peering into vehicles that didn’t belong to him, both police and MTMC security officers testified.
At his sentencing hearing on Friday, Climer pleaded with Rutherford County Judge David Bragg to show him mercy in his sentencing, as he wanted to see his children grow up in person instead of through photographs.
He read from a prepared statement he had written while incarcerated.
Bragg also heard testimony Friday about Climer’s involvement in a similar case involving his other child in Woodbury, where he was accused of trying to “pull (the) child apart” during a confrontation with authorities there.
Mentions of the previous case had been barred from Climer’s criminal trial by Bragg because of the possible influence it may have had on the jury in its deliberations regarding the Murfreesboro charges.
After hearing testimony Friday, Bragg ended up sentencing Climer to a total of 29 years on the manslaughter charge, along with the charges of attempted aggravated child abuse, child abuse, simple assault and resisting arrest.
Climer could face even more time in jail for violating his probation on charges out of Woodbury, according to police.
Assistant District Attorney Laurel Hemenway prosecuted the case, along with Murfreesboro Police Detective Tommy Roberts and Nancy Nelson, a forensic investigator.