Man admits to beating of 1-year-old girl

(Photo Supplied/Allen County Sheriff's Department)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A Fort Wayne man is facing 31 years in prison after pleading guilty to beating a toddler, then firing a handgun inside a home.

The Journal Gazette reports 28-year-old Trumarkus Alexander admitted Wednesday to assaulting his live-in girlfriend’s 1-year-old daughter, then firing a shot that hit a neighbor’s house when police came to investigate last November.

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The child was hospitalized after the incident with one eye swollen shut and other injuries to her forehead.

Alexander pleaded guilty to neglect of a dependent and unlawful possession of a firearm in a plea deal that will see charges of child molesting, battery, and resisting law enforcement all dropped.

He’ll be sentenced on September 14th.

1 COMMENT

  1. Let’s see, child molesting, battery, and resisting law enforcement charges all dropped for pleading guilty of beating a toddler, then firing a handgun inside a home. How triumphant our Prosecuting team must feel. Another slam dunk. Possibly 31 years? I doubt it. How much time is it really?

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