Father Removed from Court after Outburst During Child Abuse Death Sentencing

KALAMAZOO, Mich (April 18, 2014) – A father convicted of child abuse in the death of his 4-month-old son was physically removed from court after an outburst during today’s sentencing.

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Tahj Lockett (file photo)

Tahj Lockett will spend between 5 and 15 years behind bars after the death of his 4-month-old son Tahj Lockett Jr. in November of 2012.

Investigators found Lockett Jr. unresponsive at his apartment home in Kalamazoo Township, who was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Lockett’s outburst happened as the child’s mother read a statement during today’s sentencing.

FOX 17 looked into Lockett’s criminal past at the time of his arrest in 2012, which included a domestic violence charge from 2011.

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5 comments

  • carole launstein

    Why did the courts keep him alive? So the tax payers can pay for his sorry ass to sit in jail and then get out in 5 or 7 years. Come on Judicial sytem, this man murdered an innocent child. FRY HIM

  • tracyd112

    How is this justice for the little 4 month old? I guess our laws protect these sick bastards more then they do our children. How is this not a life sentence? This just gos to show you we have people doing more time for stealing then these child killers get? When in the world are people going to wake up and force our courts to PROTECT OUR CHILDREN? So what after 5 years of being on vacation where all his bills are paid he gets to eat 3 meals a day a nice warm bed hot water oh yea and cable TV and recreation all day he can get out and do it again maybe this time 3 or 4 children. WHEN WILL SOCIETY STOP TREATING THESE PUNK CHILD RAPIST AND KILLERS LIKE THEY HAVE BEEN WRONGED.? Yes before you are start writing and saying he did not rape this child I am speaking of the ones that do they get the same little vacation like this punk.
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  • Scherzerfan

    I'm sure that tumor he has growing out the top of his head is the reason he doesn't think too clearly. I'm with Carole up there. Just FRY HIM, HANG HIM, or CHOP HIS LIMBS OFF ONE BY ONE.