Kennedy sentenced in child's death

Posted at 2:45 PM, May 10, 2016

Tyler Kennedy was sentenced to 18-20 years in prison in the death of 1-year-old Orlando Were, his girlfriend's son back in 2014. 

According to the judge,  with good time and time served he'll spend about 8 in prison before parole eligible.

Kennedy pleaded no contest to a lesser charge, negligent child abuse resulting in death.

Kennedy apologized to the judge, but prosecution said it wasn't sincere.

He initially told police the child choked on a bottle cap.

Doctors didn't believe that and said the child had brain bleeding, was recovering from a burn on his leg, and was recovering from a broken arm.

Kennedy also told a cell mate that he was drunk and had been smoking weed when he threw the boy in a bathtub because he was crying.