Dad beats daughter to death
According to the Star Tribune, 18-year-old father, Beauford Jackson pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of his daughter Destiny and sentenced to 13.75 years in prison. The mother, Maeve Clifford returned from the grocery store to find her daughter having trouble breathing and called 911. Jackson had her lie, saying the injuries came from falling out of bed.
The Pioneer Press explains Destiny, 15 months old, died about an hour later and only then did Clifford tell the truth about how Destiny recieved her injuries from Jackson's beatings. This is not the first incident Jackson and Clifford have lied to authorities. In December, Destiny suffered a skull fracture which was again blamed by falling out of bed, but Jackson later admitted to carrying her on his shoulders and hitting her head.