Man sentenced in death of 2-year-old - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Man sentenced in death of 2-year-old

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A man who struck a 2-year-old in the head and stomach because the boy was whining was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

Gerald Barham, 22, of Akron, pleaded guilty to murder before his trial began Tuesday.

Barham was baby-sitting Caleb Lindsey on Dec. 27 while the boy's mother was working. The boy suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and died a day later.

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