Man kills 1-year-old child for spilling milk on his baby sister (video)By Mason White 4:39 PM November 11, 2014
By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested, charged and convicted of murder after punching a 1-year-old boy in the face because he spilled milk on his baby sister, prosecutors in Wisconsin said.
Now, 44-year-old Manuel Garcia of Racine, was sentenced to serve 40 years in prison.
Garcia was convicted of first-degree reckless homicide following a beating that killed 23-month-old Jovani Martinez, who had poured milk on his baby sister.
Garcia was accused of beating Martinez, the son of his former girlfriend, at his home in the 1900 block of Grange Avenue. The coroner who performed an autopsy, testified that the child was killed by blunt trauma to the abdomen.
A week or two before the beating that killed Martinez, the boy suffered two broken ribs, one on each side. In addition to the 40 year prison sentence, Garcia received 10 years extended supervision.