Notice all the subtle ways this is made out to not be Daddy's fault. He was bipolar! (Even though he was apparently mentally intact enough to change the baby's clothes after assaulting him.) It was really Mom's fault for leaving the baby in his care! It's everybody's fault but the fault of dad GLENN ROSS SR.
Kalamazoo Father Sentenced in Infant Child Death
Glenn Ross will spend next 25 to 50 years behind bars
FOX 17 News 3:17 p.m. EDT, August 13, 2012
KALAMAZOO, Mich.— It was an emotional day court for two families in Kalamazoo, after a father was sentenced for killing his own newborn son.
Judge Pamela Lightvoet asked, "Mr. Ross, anything you want to tell the court before sentencing sir?”
Glenn Ross Sr. replied, “I'm sorry." Soon after, the judge gave him a sentence of 25 to 50 years in prison. Ross, 22, is convicted of killing his 13-day old son.
He admitted to police that he shook his son, Glenn Ross, Jr., while home alone with the baby at his parent’s house in the 800 block of Burrell Avenue, in February.
Police said the infant was found unresponsive and later died from his injuries. Ross later underwent psychiatric evaluation.
His family said Ross dealt with past mental issues, including bipolar disorder. When we spoke to Ross's mother earlier this year, she said the baby's mother should have known not to leave him alone with the infant because of his past issues.
The prosecution said Ross had enough sense to change the baby's clothes after shaking him, so he deserved a steeper penalty from the judge.
In court, both families involved were overcome with emotion. The child's grandmother tried to express the grief both families feel for this tragic loss.
"Our days and nights are long and very empty, but we have each other to comfort and to heal with,” Moore said.
“You will be alone to live what you have done. Alone, empty. I would hope that someday that you would be remorseful, even sincerely sorry for what you have done to Bridget's baby Glenn," she added.
Shortly after, Ross received his sentence of 25 to 50 years in prison. As deputies took him out of the courtroom, Ross's mother shouted to him "I love you!" Ross shouted back, “I love you too."
Ross's mother said this was his second child with Bridget Moore, the infant’s mother. The couple gave the first child up for adoption because they felt they weren't ready for parenthood.