DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The man convicted in the death of a child has died.
Rybak died Monday at Grandview Hospital in Dayton. An autopsy is expected to be completed Tuesday.
Dustin Rybak pleaded guilty in March to involuntary manslaughter for the death of 19-month-old Takota Hasty. Rybak was sentenced in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas.
Takota was 19-months-old when prosecutors say he was cut, beaten and burned by his mother and her then-boyfriend. At the time, they reported that the couple tried to hide the abuse with makeup.
The boy’s mother, Crystal Laurel, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges in September 2013. Part of her deal includes having to testify against her ex-boyfriend, Rybak, at trial. She has not yet been sentenced.
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