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Pair Sentenced to Life for Murder of Infant Son

DATE:  July 8, 2016

CASE:  Terry Scott & Ashleigh Smith

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney Jeff Hightower, Homicide Unit

The Honorable Kevin McCormick sentenced both Terry Scott and Ashleigh Smith to 25 years to life in prison.  On May 9, 2016, a jury convicted Scott and Smith of second-degree murder and assault on a child causing death. 

Scott and Smith chronically abused their son, Tyrese, since his birth on April 26, 2014, until his hospitalization on July 24, 2014.  Tyrese struggled to survive for two days before succumbing to his injuries.  Tyrese had multiple brain traumas, 10 broken ribs in different stages of healing, eyeball hemorrhages, and a hemorrhaged testicle.

 

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