Moments after standing up in courtroom and being pressured to the bottom by sheriff’s deputies, a person convicted of killing his girlfriend’s thirteen-month-previous son was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years to life in state jail.
Lamar Ahmad Tatum — who was discovered responsible April eleven of second-diploma homicide and assault on a toddler inflicting the February 2015 dying of Majesty Lyles – – exchanged obscenities with the sufferer’s father after getting out of his seat and being restrained by two deputies within the downtown Los Angeles courtroom.
Alvin Lyles Jr. had been informed to deal with his feedback to the decide as an alternative of the defendant and was instructed to go away the courtroom earlier than the listening to resumed.
“Phrases can’t even categorical how I really feel … It’s been an extended two years,” Lyles stated, noting that his son couldn’t defend himself.
Superior Courtroom Decide Robert J. Perry referred to as the case a “very unhappy and tragic matter.”
The toddler, who had been crying whereas Tatum cared for the boy and his 2- yr-previous brother, died of blunt drive trauma to the top almost 10 days after being thrown towards a wall in a Huntington Park condo, in response to Deputy District Lawyer Pallavi Dhawan.
Tatum testified in his personal protection, telling jurors that he carried the crying thirteen-month-previous boy to the bed room and threw him towards the mattress.
Tatum had an October 2011 conviction for theft that added 5 years to his sentence.
— Metropolis Information Service
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