An Ohio man who was convicted of beating and starving his 2-year-old daughter has been given the death sentence.
34-year-old Glen Bates (above) showed no emotion when the sentence was handed down Monday for the aggravated murder of 2-year-old Glenara Bates, which he was found guilty of last month.
The little girl’s mother, 30-year-old Andrea Bradley (below), was also charged with aggravated murder, and is due in court Tuesday. She’s expected to plea.
The jury believed that Mr. Bates was thee “the principal offender.”
The couple’s 10-year-old daughter testified during his trial and said that she’d seen Bates take the tiny victim by the legs and fling her body against a wall, causing her to hit her head. She added that she’d then seen the little girl motionless with her eyes closed the next day.
She was only 13 pounds at the time of her death in March of 2015.
She’d had bruises, belt and bite marks, and a large gash on her forehead that had been sewn back together with thread.
Andrea Bradleyâ€™s other six children are in the custody of relatives or family services.