*”You don’t mistakenly murder somebody,” this is what Inas Scales told her son, Brian K. Scales, in a Montgomery County court in Dayton, Ohio court, after he was charged with suffocating his 3-year-old stepsister and said it was an accident.
According to the Daily News, she had just finished telling him that she still loves him.
Scales, 21, had been babysitting his stepsister and her 8-year-old sibling, and on Wednesday he was sentenced after he was found competent to stand trial and changed his insanity plea to guilty for killing Tristan Carlton.
The child’s body was found “in her bed, cold and stiff,” by her mother, Inas Scales, on Feb. 14, Montgomery County prosecutor spokesman Greg Flannagan said in a statement on Thursday.
Scales, a resident of the Dayton suburb of Trotwood, was charged with aggravated murder, endangering children and two counts of murder after Carlton’s mother called 911 and it was determined that she had been suffocated following an investigation.
No further information on how this extremely horrible incident came to pass is available.