Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dad with "full custody" found guilty to beating death of 7-year-old son; sentenced to life in prison (Anderson County, South Carolina)

Update to a case on the killer dads and custody list. For more background, see here. Dad received "full custody" of the victim and his brother in 2006. The victim died of shock from blood loss after being beaten with a metal mop handle. The boy had been dead for at least two hours when the father called the authorities

Custodial dad JAMES T. DICKERSON was finally found guilty of his 7-year-old son's 2008 beating death in 2010, and sentenced to life in prison.

James T. Dickerson, 42, was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in jail after being found guilty of beating his son Jeremy Dickerson, 7, to death.

On the day after Thanksgiving in 2008, James Dickerson was in the middle of a methamphetamine-fueled binge when he rained down at least 50 blows that hit every single part of his son's body, except for the child's toes.

Judge Cordell Maddox needed to leave to courtroom for 10 minutes to regain his composure at the March trial before announcing the sentence that now has Dickerson spending life behind bars.