Sunday, November 2, 2014

Custodial dad gets 18 years in prison for beating death of 3-year-old daughter (Brooklyn, New York)

Update to the killer dads and custody list. Though not reported at the conviction stage (which is typical), dad JASON MARCELLE was custodial--despite a criminal record, a history of domestic violence, and previous child welfare complaints. See our previous post here.

Man Who Killed Toddler Gets 18 Years

by AP (, published online 04-21-2009

JAY STREET (AP) — On Friday, a Brooklyn man was sentenced to 18 years in prison for scalding his 3-year-old daughter with bathwater before beating her to death with a cane.

Jason Marcelle was convicted of fatally beating daughter Tkai in December 2007 in front of her three young siblings at their Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment in Brooklyn. She was pronounced dead within an hour after being taken to a local hospital.

Medical examiners determined that the girl’s death was caused by massive internal bleeding and laceration of the liver due to blunt force trauma.

The 34-year-old father declined to speak during his sentencing Friday before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Joel Goldberg.