Young dad will never be paroled for shooting death of 5-month-old son

'There's still hope,' judge says after imposing life without parole sentence

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  • Itsme2 SLC, UT
    Oct. 22, 2013 8:34 a.m.

    I've suffered severe depression recently and murder was never on my mind. I think the death penalty is appropriate for this case. He "got off" easily with life in prison.

  • psalms91 olivehurst, CA
    Oct. 22, 2013 7:32 a.m.

    if he comes to know christ it wont matter if he serves his life,,,,, but in the meantime you have to keep others safe.

  • MaryG New York, NY
    Oct. 22, 2013 5:53 a.m.

    Yes, this young man had depression. However, depression does not mean homicidal. But depression does include anger. Most likely he had years of anger...built up...& there was a break-up with the child's mother. It could be, he took years of rage & hurt out on his son, & also a way to get back at the baby's mother. Agreed, he had no prior convictions, but I do feel he could again, hurt others. He thought about killing for 1 month. Premeditated. The most innocent & defenseless pay the price for others "pain."

  • Watchadoi South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 21, 2013 11:00 p.m.

    @JBT did you read the article? You said "it didn't sound premeditated." However, he told police "he had been planning to kill his son for about a month." Sounds like premeditation to me.

  • JBT Provo, UT
    Oct. 21, 2013 7:40 p.m.

    I am normally not, at ALL, sympathetic to anyone that commits murder. Specially when it involves children. However, this verdict seems a bit much. Based on the circumstances... I mean, he was depressed, it didn't sound premeditated..? He has no criminal history, and he's sentenced to life 'without' parole? Admittedly, I know very little about this case. However, I've seen much lesser sentences for much more heinous crimes, IMO.