KY man gets life in rape, death of toddler

KY man gets life in rape, death of toddler

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 4, 2011 at 12:49 PM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A Lexington man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the rape and death of a 2-year-old girl.
  

Brian Crabtree, 21, pleaded guilty in September in the 2008 death of Katelynn Stinnett, who was left in his care with the child's father was at work. Stinnett and the children's mother, Angela Johns, were estranged at the time. A judge sentenced Crabtree on Friday, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.
  

A Lexington police sergeant testified at a hearing that Crabtree, after giving Katelynn a bath, dropped the girl, and her head struck the floor. The officer testified that Crabtree then raped her.
  

Prosecutor Ray Larson said previously that he did not seek the death penalty because Crabtree has a low IQ.
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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

 

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