Judge: Death for Ohio dad of starved, beaten 2-year-old

Glen Bates was sentenced to death Monday for the death of his daughter, Glenara Bates, in 2015. (WLWT Photo)

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio judge on Monday ordered the death sentence for the father of a 2-year-old girl who was starved and badly beaten.

Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Megan Shanahan followed the jury’s recommendation that 34-year-old Glen Bates should be executed for aggravated murder.

Bates’ attorney said he wants to appeal the sentence. Bates didn’t speak at the sentencing hearing.

The jury in Cincinnati convicted Bates on multiple charges in the death of Glenara Bates. His attorneys had argued he should get life in prison and that such a sentence would force him to think about what happened every day.

Glenara weighed 13 pounds when she was pronounced dead in March 2015, after her mother took her to a hospital. Prosecutors said she had belt and bite marks, bruises, missing teeth, broken ribs and head trauma and other injuries.

“This man is a murderer who needs to pay for what he did to this innocent baby,” Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said in a statement. “My heart breaks for this little girl. She died in one of the most horrific ways imaginable.”

Glenara’s mother, Angela Bradley, has pleaded not guilty in the case. She has a plea hearing scheduled Tuesday.

Authorities said her other six children are in the custody of relatives or family services.

WDTN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s