There’s a devil loose: Texas Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Beating Toddler to Death After She Put Her Shoes on Wrong Feet Days Before Her Birthday

A judge in Texas sentenced a man to spend the rest of his life behind bars after he was convicted in the 2019 murder of a 2-year-old girl, who was beaten to death because she put her shoes on the wrong feet.

A jury in Bell County last week found 27-year-old Jadin Nunez guilty on the charge of capital murder of a child under 10 in the 2019 death of his girlfriend’s daughter, Shannah McAlpine, following a trial that lasted three days, the Killeen Daily Herald reported. A judge in the 426th Judicial District Court then sentenced Nunez to life without the possibility of parole.

The toddler’s mother, Ashley Marie McAlpine, of Temple, was charged with felony first-degree injury to a child with the intent to cause serious bodily injury. She’s pleaded not guilty.

According to the report, officers with the Temple Police Department and Emergency Medical Services personnel were dispatched to a home located in the 800 block of South 11th Street at approximately 2:50 a.m. on Sept. 22, 2019 after receiving a call about an unresponsive child. Upon arriving at the scene, first-responders found Shannah not breathing. The child was reportedly “covered in bruises.”

The Criminal Investigations Unit opened an investigation and reportedly learned that the incident began when Nunez became upset with the child over her shoes.

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Source: Law and Crime