The boyfriend of an Indiana woman has been sentenced in association with the horrifyingly violent death of her five-week-old daughter. The Star Press reports that 22-year-old Dalton R. Davis has been sentenced to approximately 65 years of incarceration. The details surrounding the death of baby Lillian Grace Lloyd are shocking, especially given the fact that the man convicted of killing her has shown absolutely no remorse.
The murder of the five-week-old infant took place last year. Dalton Davis reportedly took Lillian Grace Lloyd outside of the home where they resided before he barbarically bashed her to death. The boyfriend of the child’s mother grabbed the five-week-old victim by her legs and began to pound her little body into the pavement outside the home. Authorities say that the Indiana man bashed the baby into the pavement approximately two or three times, causing direct impact to her head and back. Over the course of being interrogated after the death of the infant, the Indiana man changed his story numerous times.
First, he claimed that he didn’t know what happened to her, and later changed his story to “accidentally dropping” the newborn while he went outside to smoke a cigarette. Eventually, he admitted to bashing the five-week-old’s head into the pavement until she was dead.
— Mark A. Palmer (@Jessicaslawnow) October 23, 2015
At the time of the violent murder, authorities confirmed that Dalton was angry with the baby’s mother for “getting drunk,” but there have never been any clarifications on this possible motive. Furthermore, the latest reports say that the Indiana man offered no explanation behind his admitted actions while being sentenced in court this week. He also didn’t offer any remorse or comments of contrition to the mother of his young victim — the woman who had trusted him once, as her boyfriend and potential stepfather for the child she lost. In fact, reports reveal that the Indiana man didn’t even show up for his sentencing. He chose to stay in jail and appeared via video feed to hear the judge’s ruling.
— Scallywagandvagabond (@ScallywagNYC) August 18, 2016
This isn’t the only time the horrific slaying of a helpless baby has made the news. In 2011, a Pennsylvania man crushed his newborn baby, intentionally, with a cinder block. His reasoning was because he and his girlfriend “couldn’t afford another baby.” Meanwhile, his girlfriend — the mother of the newborn — was charged in association with the crime because she knew of the plan and allowed her boyfriend to go through with it.
Pure evil. Killing 7 week old = life in prison. Had they killed this baby 8 wks ago… Democrats would praise them. https://t.co/YMvDlvGpE4
— Cole Hudson (@ColeHudson68) August 8, 2016
— Ginger Henderson (@destiny221961) April 8, 2016
Earlier this year, a man named Lataz Gray was arrested after he allegedly murdered his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter. Authorities say that the 22-year-old man violently stabbed the toddler in a “vicious attack” that took place in the home he shared with his girlfriend. He also stabbed the mother of the child, but she survived the horrifying incident.
“2-Year-Old Baby, Raped, Beaten, And Killed By Mom’s Boyfriend https://t.co/9fSZ3Zzz4K”
— vgreen (@vgreen005) July 31, 2016
— Your Black World (@YourBlackWorld) August 18, 2016
Initially, in this latest case of child murder, prosecutors sought to get Dalton Davis a sentence of life incarceration. However, the judge decided on a sentence of 65 years. Nonetheless, if the Indiana man serves the entire sentence, he will be in his 80s if he ever does see the outside of a prison again. Do you think the punishment fits the crime committed against his five-week-old victim?
[Mugshot via Jay County Sheriff’s Office]