A father (Spellman) who plays on his Xbox for several hours everyday has killed his 17 month daughter for pulling out the console (probably pulled a wire).
The father has been convicted of third degree murder and child endangerment. The father will be prisoned up to 47 years, it seems that no specific prison time is yet known.
Prosecutors have reported that the father had pummeled his daughter cracking her skull several times while her pregnant mother slept in the other room.
"He's not happy with the verdict. He does not agree with the verdict, but he respects the jury verdict," said Spellman's defence lawyer Mr Hoof.
A post mortem examination which showed two weeks before the daughter met death, she suffered from a broken arm. Social workers failed to see this on their two visits to the house.
The second daughter has now been taken away after the mother gave birth after her first daughters death.
Let's all hope better parents are willing to raise her.
A man who played video games for hours each day has been convicted of killing his 17-month-old daughter when she pulled out his Xbox console.
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