OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been sentenced to death for the 2015 beating death of his ex-girlfriend's son.
The Oklahoman reports that 25-year-old Dustin Melvin Davison was found guilty Monday of first-degree murder in the fatal beating of the toddler. He was sentenced Thursday.
The child died on May 18, 2015, after suffering a skull fracture, brain bleeding, a broken jawbone and nearly 50 bruises below the neck.
Defense attorney Melanie Freeman-Johnson had argued that the death penalty was "inappropriate" for the case, saying Davison wasn't in the right state of mind.