DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of the 2017 fatal beating of his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son.
The Dallas Morning News reports jurors on Friday sentenced 29-year-old Brandon Gordy. Prosecutors say the victim, Darwin Delgado, was fatally injured while at the family’s Dallas apartment.
Gordy was initially charged with capital murder in the July 2017 death but jurors on Thursday convicted him on the lesser charge of murder. Gordy was charged with the death while already under state investigation for allegedly abusing the victim’s younger brother.
Investigators say Gordy initially claimed the boy who died had fallen while standing in the bathtub. A medical examiner determined the injuries were consistent with blunt force trauma.