An Illinois man could possibly be dealing with life in prison after being charged with first-degree homicide in connection with the beating demise of his girlfriend’s 4-yr-previous daughter after she spilled juice on his Xbox.
Johnathan Truthful, 19, was indicted on 4 counts of first-diploma homicide by a Lake County grand jury Wednesday, in response to the Chicago Tribune.
Authorities stated Truthful was babysitting 4-yr-previous Skylar Martinez on Dec. thirteen, 2018, when she spilled juice on his Xbox. Truthful allegedly punished the kid by beating her and kicking her down the hallway of the house.
Truthful took the woman to the hospital after she passed out and gave docs conflicting accounts of what happened, authorities stated. The woman later died at Lurie Youngsters’s Hospital in Chicago.
Truthful later admitted to shaking and beating the woman. Hospital employees also famous indicators of previous shaking and abuse, probably courting back months, in accordance with Assistant State’s Lawyer Steve Scheller.
If convicted, Truthful might face a sentence starting from 60 years to natural life in jail, Scheller stated.