Posted: 20 September, 2016
by Sohan Judge
Father Admits To Killing His Baby Daughter Because She Got More Attention
WARNING: this story contains distressing content.
Ryan Lawrence pleaded guilty to killing his daughter Maddox, burning her body in a fire pit and dumping the remains in a creek.
The 25-year-old father admitted he was jealous of the attention his daughter received after successfully battling eye cancer. He reportedly smashed the back of Maddox’s head with a baseball bat in a fit of rage.
Ryan was later arrested three days after the murder in New York, when Maddox’s remains were found after she was reported missing.
Allegedly, Maddox’s mother, Morgan Lawrence, found a note written by her partner which indicated he had intentions of hurting their daughter. She alerted authorities.
The father is due to be sentenced next month and faces between 25 years to life behind bars.