Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Dad: Tyrone Spellman, 27

Daughter: 17-month-old Alayiah Turman

Deed: He beat her to death after she pulled down his Xbox console.

Mom was pregnant and napping in another room when Spellman cracked the child's skull. He fled their Philadelphia home, was arrested, confessed, later recanted and said he had lied to protect Alayiah's mother.

The Associated Press reports:
An autopsy showed that Alayiah had suffered a broken arm about two weeks before she died - an injury that city social workers did not see on two visits to the house in late August, when they found the baby well.
Spellman was convicted of third-degree murder and child endangerment. He faces 23 to 47 years in prison.

1 comment:

The CDM said...

Wish I could be there as he walks down to his cell for the first time. You'll find me not too far behind him yelling, "Short Eyes!"