Saturday, September 12, 2015

Dad pleads no contest to sexually assaulting, beating to death 19-day-old daughter (Los Angeles County, California)

Talk about a useless waste of oxygen.

Dad is identified as MATTHEW BRENDAN WARNER.

Dad beat newborn to death, hid body in truck, cops say
By Cortney Peltz updated11:14 AM EDT, Fri September 11, 2015

Prosecutors say Matthew Brendan Warner, 30, sexually assaulted and beat his 19-day-old daughter to death
Warner hid her body in a truck and reported her as missing
Warner pleaded no contest to first-degree murder
Dad beat newborn to death, hid body in truck, cops say

A California father pleaded no contest to killing his 19-day-old daughter and hiding her body in the cab of a truck.

In late January, Matthew Brendan Warner, 30, allegedly sexually assaulted the newborn and beat her to death while the child’s mother was at work, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Warner wrapped the infant’s body in a towel, placed her inside of a bag, and left her in the cab of a truck parked in a nearby parking lot, the news release states.

Warner then reported his daughter as missing and claimed she had been kidnapped.

He later gave deputies information that led investigators to her body.

Warner will spend 50 years to life in state prison for first-degree murder, prosecutors said.

Warner initially faced charges of assault of a child causing death, torture, oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child under 10 years old, and aggravated sexual assault of a child, but those charges are expected to be dropped as part of his plea agreement.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on October 6.

A call to Warner’s attorney was not immediately returned.