A man has admitted that he brutally beating his three-week-old son to death, as he fed up with attitude, Now He will spend nearly thirty years in prison for his crime.
Erik Sherman, 34, begged guilty to one count of murder by abuse in the death of his baby son, Emmett Sherman.
The infant was rushed in critical condition to Sacred Heart Medical Center, where he was proclaimed dead from a severe brain injury.
The newborn baby boy suffered from a torn lip, a fractured right clavicle, a fractured femur, and right tibia, a damaged eardrum, and bleeding on the brain. He also had bruises all over his body, including in both his eyes, consistent with physical abuse, reported The Spokesman-Review.
A medical investigator ruled the child’s way of death as manslaughter.
Erik Sherman was arrested a little over a week later, accused of viciously beating his son.
Baby Emmett’s mother, who has not been charged with any crime, she woke up from a nap to find her son bleeding from his mouth in the bathroom.
Sherman, who was looking after the baby at the time, claimed that the infant suddenly rocked his head and struck his mouth on Sherman’s shoulder, resulting in the injury.
Emmett’s lip was so badly ripped that he could not feed properly, but despite that, his parents did not take him to the hospital at the time. instead, they tried to look up his symptoms using Google search.
Emmett was unresponsive when he was brought to the hospital, and he was taken off life support on August 10.
Under his plea agreement, Sherman will be sentenced on November 15 to more than 26 years in prison.