Ohio man gets lengthy sentence in death of girlfriend’s son


DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has been received a maximum sentence of 18 years to life in prison for the death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son.

Prosecutors say 23-year-old Ryan St. John, of Dayton, had been watching Brayden Ferguson in February 2017 when the toddler’s mother came home and found him not breathing. He was taken to a hospital and removed from a ventilator the next day.

St. John was sentenced Tuesday in Dayton.

The Montgomery County coroner said the toddler died from severe blunt force trauma resulting in a skull fracture, brain bleeding and other injuries.

A jury found St. John guilty of murder, endangering children, involuntary manslaughter and felonious assault April 6

St. John’s attorney wasn’t immediately available for comment on today.

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