Saturday, November 1, 2014

Dad convicted of murdering 17-month-old son during first overnight visit to avoid child support (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)

An update to the killer dads and custody list. Dad ANTHONY JOHNSON was convicted of murdering his 17-month-old son during HIS FIRST OVERNIGHT VISIT to avoid child support.

Cleveland man fond guilty of murdering his 17-month-old son

by Pat Galbincea, The Plain Dealer

on February 11, 2010 at 7:33 PM, updated February 12, 2010 at 2:37 PM

CLEVELAND, Ohio--A Cuyahoga County jury convicted Anthony Johnson Thursday of murdering his 17-month-old son on Aug. 13.

After the conviction, Johnson, 36, was sentenced by Common Pleas Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold to 33 years to life for killing his son Anthony T. Johnson at his home on Miles Avenue near East 123rd Street.

"This is the case of a child it appears he never wanted," assistant prosecutor Pinkey Carr said. "But when he found out he'd have to pay $1,100 a month in support, all of the sudden he told the mother he wanted to see his son."

Carr said the mother brought the boy to Johnson's home on Aug. 1 - the first time the father had him for an overnight visit. When the mother came to get the child the following day, Johnson had a verbal confrontation with her and kept him at his home.

Johnson brought his son to Marymount Hospital on Aug. 13 claiming his son fell. Doctors reported the child was already dead, with contusions on his forehead and cheek, and had multiple bruises. Doctors also said Johnson showed no sense of urgency at the hospital.