Sentencing for man authorities say killed infant child
Updated: Wednesday, March 5 2014, 10:46 PM EST
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- The aunt of a three month old boy killed by a man upset over a video game says the defendant "just snapped" right before he killed him.
Stephanie Defoe says her infant nephew's killer, 30 year-old Kevin King, should have received a 25 years to life sentence for causing the death to the baby. Instead King received 20 years as part of a plea deal he cut with the Washington County district attorney's office.
"He should have felt sorry before he actually laid a hand on that child," Defoe said Friday. "It is an infant child that can't even defend himself."
On his own behalf Mr. King read a prepared statement before he was sentenced. King took full responsibility and apologized to both the infants family and his own. Despite a DNA test coming back negative, King said he always treated and loved the infant like his own.
"If I could I would do anything to undo what I have done," King said in court. "But I can't I'm only human."