Kalamazoo man gets life without parole for killing toddler son

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A Kalamazoo man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Monday after being convicted of killing his 2-year-old son.

Brian Roberts was found guilty earlier this month of three murder and child abuse charges in the death of Nehemiah “Nemo” Dodd.

Family members have told FOX 17 NEWS that he’d taken custody of the toddler just weeks before the child’s death.

On New Year’s Eve 2013, Dodd was taken to the hospital after police found him unresponsive at his father’s home on Frank Street in Kalamazoo. Police said Roberts told them Nemo was knocked out after falling down the stairs.  He died a few days later at the hospital.  The autopsy showed evidence of child abuse.

Roberts was arrested on murder charges and was convicted in a jury trial earlier this month.

According to police, Roberts has past arrests for criminal sexual conduct and domestic violence charges.



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  • TheFoundingFathers

    I really wish that you would change the title wording from “man” to the appropriate term “BUBBA’S BITCH”!

  • Karusai

    We keep running into teacher on a daily FoundingFathers, and I am glad to spread our similar viewpoints.
    You know, CPS is fucking with me right now. They have tried accusing me of abuse on my 16 DAY old daughter as of Friday evening, after dinner even. So after hoards of doctors, googlitudes of tests, two hospitals, all kinds of radiation scans, and international experts it has been declared that she is fantastic!! BUT I need Anger Management and Drug Abuse Assessment Evaluation because they kidnapped my family and virtually molested, abused, and violated my daughter in every physical, mental, civil rights manner possible. I am not allowed to see her yet. But I have appointments with some ultimate powers that be. I will have justice. Expect to see something about, it will be huge. I am the Father of Zadie Rhea Roe.
    They’re fucking with the wrong person. Now though, for every story I see, I am skeptical. He obtained custody 2 weeks before his death. How old was the evidence of abuse up until how recent? Does that match up? If so, GOOD RIDDENCE. If not, than someone within their local justice dept must pay.

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