Thursday, December 26, 2013

Dad pleads guilty to murder of 8-week-old son (Coshocton, Ohio)

Another one of those cases where Daddy was "caretaking" while Mom was working.

Sorry. Too many of these young sperm donors are too freaking volatile, violent, and unstable to take care of infants. They have zero capacity for empathy and zero patience. This is why we need decent paid maternity care and assholes like this need to get a job to support their family or get out.

Dad is identified as COREY LAFFERTY.

Coshocton Father Pleads Guilty to Murder of Infant Son

Updated: Monday, December 23 2013, 09:56 PM EST

COSHOCTON (Ken Hines) -- A man will spend at least 15 years behind bars after pleading guilty to killing his 8-week-old son.

A Coshocton County judge sentenced Corey Lafferty to 15-years-to-life in prison on Monday after the defendant changed his plea to guilty in connection with the murder of his son, Raven, in September, 2012.

The two-month-old boy died days after he was hospitalized with multiple blunt injuries and swelling of the brain.

Lafferty initially claimed his son's injuries were caused by a fall from a swing. The baby's mother, Rachel Santos, was at work when her son was hurt.

"Corey, you took a big chunk of my heart out and stomped on it. This is something that [no] mother should have to go through," Santos said in court on Monday. "What I don't understand is, how can somebody be so heartless and selfish and take the life of a helpless child?"

Prosecutors agreed to drop a charge of child endangering in exchange for Lafferty's guilty plea on the murder count. Lafferty has also been ordered to pay $25,000 in fines and court costs.