A deranged father in Michigan will spend the next 40 years of his life behind bars for brutally beating his 2-year-old daughter. According to a report by MLive, Donovan Haynes of Flint, Michigan, wanted his daughter, Ti’Airra, to be tough and gay.
Haynes believed that his daughter would avoid troubled men like him if she was gay. In a ridiculous attempt to “toughen” his daughter, Haynes began to beat her severely. The child was found unconscious in the basement of Haynes’ mother’s home. She was rushed to the emergency room and later died of internal bleeding from a lacerated liver.
During the court proceedings, Haynes’ lawyer told the judge that he needed to undergo a psychological evaluation. Some say that Haynes smiled during his sentencing and didn’t show much remorse for the murder.
The judge sentenced Haynes to 40 years in prison for second degree murder and 15 years for first degree child abuse. The sentences will run concurrently.