Friday, August 22, 2014

Dad, girlfriend both get 13 years in death of 11-month-old son; mom wanted life sentence (Havre, Montana)

Somehow we missed notice of Dad's sentencing back in April. Another case that obviously involved custody/visitation rights involving a baby. And once again, Daddy and his clueless gal pal couldn't handle the responsibility. Wonder what judge gave Daddy his "rights" and whether Daddy had a past history of violence.

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

The Associated Press The Associated Press
January 23, 2014 11:53 am  • 

GREAT FALLS — A Rocky Boy man has pleaded guilty to assaulting an 11-month-old boy as part of a plea agreement that would dismiss a second-degree murder charge stemming from the child’s Oct. 21 death on the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation.

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.