Man gets life in prison for daughter's death - WNEM TV 5

Man gets life in prison for daughter's death

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A Grand Rapids man convicted in the fatal beating of his 2-year-daughter has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Deshawn Threats on Tuesday was given the mandatory term for first-degree murder. He didn't make a statement in court. He earlier was convicted by a jury in Kent County Circuit Court in Grand Rapids.

A medical examiner found that Zaeyana Driggs-Threats died in August of blunt force to the abdomen. She also had bruises all over her body.

The Grand Rapids Press reports Threats smiled and shook his head during the hearing as Darci Driggs, the child's mother, called him a monster and sociopath.

Defense attorney Richard Hillary has said Threats was targeted by investigators because of his prior convictions for domestic violence.

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