Monday, April 15, 2013

Custodial dad gets life sentence for beating death of 3-year-old son (Hamilton County, Ohio)

So if dad CHRISTOPHER DANGERFIELD is so low IQ, so "troubled," and so depressed, then why did they give him custody? These freaking "authorities" need to be made responsible for the crimes they set up. Sickening....

Notice that this is the second Cincinnati area dad convicted of child killing in the past two weeks.

2nd dead child in 2 weeks; second life sentence

Apr. 15, 2013 1:40 PM

Man imprisoned for killing son: Christopher Dangerfield was sent to prison for 25 years to life Monday for beating his son to death.

Written by Kimball Perry

For the second time in two weeks, a Hamilton County father received a life sentence for punching his child to death.

“I spent a large part of my life driven by anger,” Christopher Dangerfield said Monday. “I took out my pain on my son, Tyrese.”

Dangerfield, 50, escaped a potential death penalty by pleading guilty March 18 to murder. Dangerfield admitted his punched his 31/2-year-old son, Tyrese Short, to death in a Dec. 28, 2010, incident in their Walnut Hills home. Dangerfield was given custody of the child by the Hamilton County Department of Job & Family Services. 

Last week, another man, Antrone Smith, was sent to prison for 15 years to life after being convicted of punching his son, Damarcus Jackson, and causing his death. Dangerfield’s son, Lionell Dangerfield, also was convicted last year of beating his 3-month-old daughter, Zhi Merah Binford, to death.

Dangerfield won custody of the child over his mother, Latawanda Short. In the time the child lived with his father, he suffered a broken leg, broken ribs, a broken thumb, and suffered a severe burn to his face and hands before the fatal beating that caused his stomach to be ripped apart and bleed to death.

“This is a case where I’d characterize Tyrese’s time with his father not as a life but as a long, slow death,” Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor Mark Piepmeier said.

Last week, Piepmeier prosecuted Smith and another child death.

“We just shake our heads at how does this happen.”

Dangerfield’s attorneys said he suffered from depression and lower functioning IQ.

“He took it out on the person he cared about the most,” attorney Steve Wenke told Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Winkler. “He is a deeply troubled person. He was simply not equipped for it,” Wenke said.

The judge sent Dangerfield to prion for life, ineligible for parole for at least 25 years.