Thursday, March 28, 2013

Dad sentenced to 8 years in prison for killing 6-month-old daughter (Lummi, Washington)

The killer dad lied to authorities, and still gets a sweet deal. Dad is identified as LAWRENCE TOM.

Father Sentenced In Baby Daughter's Death

Reporting Alex Gray

Lummi, Wash. -- A Lummi man convicted of killing his baby daughter will spend just over eight years in prison.

23-year-old Lawrence Tom pled guilty last November to voluntary manslaughter for squeezing his 6-month-old baby’s head causing terminal injuries.

Tom confessed to authorities saying he was home alone with his 18-month-old and the baby girl when he got frustrated with her crying and squeezed her head between his bicep and forearm.

The child suffered for three days before she finally stopped breathing and Tom called police.

His daughter died of skull fractures and brain bleeding.

Tom initially lied to police, telling them the girl accidentally fell.

Tom was sentenced yesterday to 97 months in prison and three years of supervised release.