Father Gets 20 Years for ‘06 Killing of infant Son

A Dothan man has been sentence to 20 years in prison for killing his infant son.

42-year-old Tony Dent was found guilty of manslaughter.

Prosecutors say Dent intentionally caused the death of five-month-old Christopher in April of 2006.

Investigators say Dent took his baby to a hospital claiming the child had breathing problems.

The boy actually had a brain injury.

Investigators say Dent caused the injury by throwing his son against a couch.


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  • by annonoums Location: enterprise on Jun 17, 2009 at 11:38 AM
    JUST 2 LET EVERYONE KNOW THE MOTHER AND FAMILY OF CHRISTOPHER LOVED HIM VERY MUCH.HIS MOTHER ASKED FOR THE MAX THAT TONY DENT COULD GET FOR THE MUDER OF HER BABY...SO KNOW THAT THE LEGAL SYSTEM DOES NOT ALWAYZ DO THE RIGHT THING FOR THE FAMILY OR THE VICTIM.BUT CHRISTOPHER WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN BY HIS MOTHER OR HIS OLDER BORTHER..
  • by shocked Location: does it matter on Apr 13, 2008 at 06:52 AM
    20 YEARS IS ALL HE GETS FOR KILLING HIS BABY?WOW THAT IS SO SAD THAT HE DONT HAVE TO STAY THERE THE REST OF HIS LIFE.THATS LIKE THE BABYS LIFE DIDNT REALLY MATTER THAT MUCH.THE BABY PROB WOULD HAVE LIKED TO LIVE THOSE 20 YEARS I AM SURE.WHY DONT THE MOTHER OR SOMEONE TRY TO GET HIM SENTECED TO LIFE OR SOMETHING.I WOULD FIGHT FOR A HELL OF A LOT MORE THAT 20 DAM YEARS.JUST THINK WHAT A NICE YOUNG MAN HE COULD HAVE BEEN IN 20 YEARS?WOW I AM SO PISSED AND I DONT EVEN KNOW THIS FAMILY.I CANT BELIEVE 20 YEARS IS IT..WE NEED TO GET A PETITION GOING TO GET HIM MORE THAN 20 YEARS..I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO SIGN THAT ONE AS WOULD MY FAMILY...AND ALWAYS WHAT JUDGE ONLY GAVE 20 YEARS TO A MURDERER? THIS IS JUST SICK
  • by annonomus Location: Dothan on Apr 12, 2008 at 07:09 PM
    He took the life of an infant child, and just he gets 20 years. That's wrong. He doesn't deserve to get anything.
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