Friday, May 13, 2011

Dad pleads guilty to killing 14-month-old daughter; girl died from blunt force trauma to head (Edgewood, Maryland)

Dad KEATON BOYD IRONS will be getting 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to killing his 14-month-old daughter. Previous news stories have made it more explicit that this baby was in the "care and custody of her father" at the time of her death.

Mom is in total denial....

Edgewood man pleads guilty to killing 14-month-old daughter
Girl died of blunt force trauma to head

The Baltimore Sun

Posted 5/13/11

A 26-year-old Harford County man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday after he admitted to killing his 14-month-old daughter in June.

Keaton Boyd Irons, of Edgewood, also will serve five years on supervised probation after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.

The victim, Shamyrah Irons, died the day after paramedics took her to Johns Hopkins Pediatric Center in Baltimore. The state medical examiner's office ruled that she died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Police were called June 1 to the Irons house, in the 1700 block of Fountain Rock Way, where they found Shamyrah breathing but unconscious. Prosecutors said the father denied any knowledge of how the child was injured, but he was the only person in the home at the time.

The victim's mother, Ashley Rosette, told Harford County Circuit Court Judge Emory A. Plitt Jr. at sentencing: "I know Keaton is a good father and would never do anything to hurt the children."