Md. Man Sentenced to 40 Years for Fatally Beating Toddler - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Md. Man Sentenced to 40 Years for Fatally Beating Toddler

Posted:

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - A Frederick County man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for fatally beating a 2-year-old boy in his care.

Raymond Matthew Brittle, 40, of Thurmont was sentenced Thursday in Frederick for what the judge called "mind-boggling" abuse, including brushing the child's teeth with a steel barbecue brush.

The judge suspended another 15 years. Brittle must serve five years of supervised probation after his release.

Robert Watkins died in September 2013 from brain injuries. He was put in Brittle's care by his mother, who considered Brittle her stepfather.

Brittle's wife Melissa was sentenced last week to 20 years for allowing the abuse. Both pleaded guilty last year to first-degree child abuse resulting in death.

Brittle didn't speak at his sentencing. His lawyer says he was abused as a child.

  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Thousands of Crabs Dumped on Deal Island

    Thousands of Crabs Dumped on Deal Island

    A Somerset County man is charged with dumping thousands of dead crabs along the shoreline in Deal Island. 

    DNR says 22-year old Ryan Bailey of Princess Anne is charged with dumping, between 20 and 30 bushels of dead crabs at the Deal Island Wildlife Management area boat ramp.

    More

    A Somerset County man is charged with dumping thousands of dead crabs along the shoreline in Deal Island. 

    DNR says 22-year old Ryan Bailey of Princess Anne is charged with dumping, between 20 and 30 bushels of dead crabs at the Deal Island Wildlife Management area boat ramp.

    More
  • 4 PM Weather July 20,2018

    4 PM Weather July 20,2018

  • Proposed Roundabout for Wicomico County Intersection

    Proposed Roundabout for Wicomico County Intersection

    There is a intersection in Salisbury off Route 50 that has several roads leading into it and 12 traffic lights regulating it. 

    Mount Hermon Road, Long Avenue, Truitt Street, East Williams Street, and Main Street all intersect at one central location. 

    People in the community have mixed feelings about the intersection. Some say it should be left alone because it regulates traffic just fine while others say it is a nuisance.

    More

    There is a intersection in Salisbury off Route 50 that has several roads leading into it and 12 traffic lights regulating it. 

    Mount Hermon Road, Long Avenue, Truitt Street, East Williams Street, and Main Street all intersect at one central location. 

    People in the community have mixed feelings about the intersection. Some say it should be left alone because it regulates traffic just fine while others say it is a nuisance.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices