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Dad Convicted For Doing Nothing After Stepmom Scalds Son To Death In 135-Degree Bathtub

After an Ohio woman scalded her 4-year-old stepson to death in a bathtub, both she and her husband, the boy’s father, were convicted in his death, Crime Online reported.

The boy’s father, Robert Ritchie, 32, was sentenced to seven years in prison on Tuesday for failing to get medical help for his son, Austin Cooper, in his 2016 death. His wife, Anna Ritchie, was previously sentenced to 18 years to life after pleading guilty to charges of murder, involuntary manslaughter, felonious assault and endangering children charges.

Prosecutors alleged that Anna Ritchie held Austin in 135-degree water for 20-25 minutes because she resented being his primary caregiver, according to WXIX.

Robert Ritchie came home shortly after the assault and did not care for his son, prosecutors claimed.

“The question that kept me awake at night is: why did you not check on this little boy, your son, Austin, as he lay there for

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Kyron Horman’s Stepmom Took Him To School, But He Never Made It To Class

Kyron Horman was just 7 years old when he went missing on June 4, 2010. He didn’t return home from his home in Portland Oregon.

His stepmother, Terri Horman, brought him to school that morning and stayed with him while he attended a science fair. She said she left the school at about 8:45 a.m. and that she last saw Kyron walking down the hall to his first class. But his teachers say they never saw him. He was marked absent for the day, having never made it to his first class.

While Kyron’s disappearance was investigated, Rodolfo Sanchez, a landscaper for Terri, claimed she asked him to kill her husband Kaine Horman, as reported by KATU2 and The Oregonian. Kaine is Kyron’s biological father. Terri reportedly approached the landscaper about murdering her husband five months before the boy went missing, but police never filed charges because there was no evidence

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