DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Dayton pastor and his wife were sentenced Friday morning for the death of their 2-year-old foster son.
Torace Weaver was sentenced to 18 years to life behind bars for killing 2-year-old Stanley Thomas. Last month, a jury found him guilty of eight counts, including murder, felonious assault and endangering children.
In court Friday, Weaver apologized for everything that happened to the little boy.
When Thomas died, Weaver was pastor at King of Glory Ministries Church. In November of 2015, police found the child not breathing inside the church. Weaver’s attorney argued it was an accident. The jury decided the death was intentional.
The pastor’s wife, Shureka Weaver, was found guilty of child endangering and obstructing official business. A judge sentenced her to three years in prison.
2 NEWS is in court and will post updates on the sentencing on WDTN.com and have a full report starting at 5 p.m.