A man beat his girlfriend’s 3-year-old so severely that his injuries were similar to being hit by a car.
Now, he won’t hurt another child for decades.
Recently, a judge in New York sentenced Anthony Love to 25 years in prison, according to 13Wham. Love was convicted of manslaughter but escaped a conviction on the more serious second-degree murder charge. The 25 years punishment was the maximum sentence.
Kei’mere “Moochie” Marshall was beaten to death in July 2020.
Love was on parole for a robbery case and was serving as the child’s caregiver, according to the Democrat & Chronicle. He was dating Marshal’s mom at the time.
Investigators said Love abused the boy and the victim had numerous injuries, including a ruptured spleen and pelvic fractures that were untreated. His injuries were described as comparable to being hit by a car.
Marshall suffered blood loss as the result of the beating and went in to cardiac arrest, the Democrat & Chronicle reported.
On July 11, 2000, police responded to his home and found the victim unresponsive and not breathing. Marshall was taken to the hospital but never woke up. He died after three days, the Democrat & Chronicle reported.
Love did not speak at a sentencing hearing, but people who knew the toddler did, according to 13Wham.
"Our children should be allowed to be kids and not fear Anthony is outside," Marshall’s godmother, Deaire Phillips said, and the TV station reported.
The victim’s mom, Andrea Lipton, was also charged in connection to the case and Phillip said she belongs in prison as well.
"I feel good. I feel happy, I’m going to feel even happier when it’s Andrea's turn and she gets what she deserves, too," Phillips said, according to 13Wham. "They could’ve helped him and they did not."