INTERNATIONAL: Father killed his 21-month-old who survived cancer ‘because he was jealous of the attention she got’

By Independent (UK)

2016-09-17 16_42_34-(8) Horace Taj AlRa'as CunninghamINDEPENDENT (UK) – A father has admitted beating his one year old daughter to death – and is said to have been jealous of the attention she received after surviving a rare form of eye cancer.

Ryan Lawrence, 25, killed 21-month-old Maddox Lawrence with a wooden baseball bat and burned her body before dumping it in a stream in Onondaga in the US state of New York.

He pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and will spend at least 25 years in prison when he is sentenced next month, reported Yahoo News.

Before her first birthday, baby Maddox was diagnosed with a rare form of eye cancer called retinoblastoma and survived, according to local media.

“[Mr Lawrence’s] statements allude to almost a sense of jealousy about the attention that this child was getting as opposed to the attention that he was getting,” district lawyer Bill Fitzpatrick told CBS 5 News following the toddler’s death in February

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2 comments

  1. I do hope that the guys in the prison give him all the attention he needs because they do not tolerate anything to do with children.I hope they reconstruct his backside hole..What a waste of precious oxygen and a vile excuse for a human being..

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  3. SICKO, PSYCHO your own child, and a baby at that. You cannot be human!

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