Mountain Home man sentenced in toddler's death

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 20, 2014 at 1:10 p.m.



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MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (AP) — A Mountain Home airman has been sentenced to life in prison for the March 2013 death of his 22-month-old stepson.

KBOI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1wAj0UO) 20-year-old Richard Laubach was sentenced Friday to life in prison for the first-degree murder of Joseph Graham III.

Prosecutors say Laubach and the boy were home alone on March 12, 2013 when the boy suffered traumatic head injuries along with broken legs and bruises. The boy died at a Boise hospital the next day from what an Ada County Coroner said was an abusive head injury.

Court records show Laubach had been charged in September 2012 with misdemeanor domestic battery and injury to a child for an assault on his wife and the boy. Prosecutors dropped the charges after Laubach agreed to complete an anger management program and other counseling.

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Information from: KBOI-TV, http://www.kboi2.com

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