Dad is identified as GARRETT "KIRBY" LAFROMBOISE.
Montana woman gets 13 years in prison for child's death
POSTED: 4:08 PM Aug 21 2014
UPDATED: 6:07 PM Aug 21 2014
HAVRE, Mont. - A Box Elder woman has been sentenced to just over 13 years in prison for her role in the death of her boyfriend's 11-month-old son.
U.S. District Judge Brian Morris of Great Falls sentenced Cecilia Rose Gardipee on Thursday for the Oct. 21 death of Kaidynce Small.
The boy's father, Garrett "Kirby" Lafromboise, received the same sentence in April.
The Havre Daily News reports Jasmine Small asked Morris to impose a life sentence in her son's death.
Gardipee and Lafromboise both pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury and second-degree murder charges were dismissed.
Lafromboise admitted sticking his finger down his son's throat and hitting him in the stomach. Gardipee said she shook the toddler for 90 seconds after covering his mouth and nose to try to get him to stop crying.
Here's an earlier article about Daddy. Once of the comments reports that Daddy got visitation after establishing paternity. Sad. We need to stop catering to men who merely sleep with a woman. If you aren't married, not a committed partner, then no rights as far as I'm concerned.
Rocky Boy man pleads guilty to assaulting child
Garrett “Kirby” LaFromboise, 21, pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury on Tuesday during a hearing before U.S. Magistrate Keith Strong in in Great Falls.
Prosecutors said they would have proved in court that on Oct. 21, LaFromboise became frustrated because the child would not stop crying. Court records say he told investigators he put his fingers in the boy’s mouth and gagged him to try to make him stop crying before punching him in the stomach.
LaFromboise’s public defender Evangelo Arvanetes told the magistrate that he and his client reviewed the plea agreement and found it “more appropriate for his offense than what his co-defendant has done.”
Cecilia Rose Gardipee, 22, pleaded not guilty in December to second-degree murder and assault resulting in serious bodily injury and aiding and abetting on each charge in the boy’s death. Assistant U.S. Attorney Danna Jackson said the boy also suffered skull fractures, bleeding and bruising of the brain, bleeding on the spinal cord and may have been suffocated.
Federal prosecutors identified the victim only by the initials K.S.