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New Jersey Man Gets 30 Years For Fatally Beating Young Boy

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man who beat his girlfriend’s young son to death two years ago has been sentenced to 30 years in state prison.

Vincent Williams of Camden pleaded guilty in March to aggravated manslaughter, admitting he punched and kicked 9-year-old Jamar Cruz. He then waited a day to seek medical attention for the child, who later died at a hospital.

The beating occurred in the apartment Williams shared with the boy’s mother, who wasn’t home when the incident occurred. It came four months after New Jersey’s child welfare agency had closed its file on the family.

The Division of Youth and Family Services became involved after Williams was accused of beating the boy with a belt in 2007. He later pleaded guilty.

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  • JustMe

    CORRECTION: That should say, “This guy should GET life without the possibility of parole. SORRY FOR THE ERRIR.

  • JustMe

    This guy should ge life without the possibility of parole. He should NEVER see the light of day again. But, in prison he’ll get what he deserves. The other prisoners will see to that. I hope he fries in hell for what you did to that child.

  • Guess Who

    Papa ape wuz jus’ cleanin’ out da nest, nome sane?

  • Leslie MacPherson

    Thirty years? Life without parole seems more appropriate.

  • Gingersnap

    He will reap what he has sown.

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