Man sentenced to 10 years in prison for death of girlfriend's 2-year-old son

A man was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with credit for time already served, for the death of his girlfriend's 2-y...

Posted: Aug 1, 2018 10:16 AM
Updated: Aug 1, 2018 10:16 AM

A man was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with credit for time already served, for the death of his girlfriend's 2-year-old son in 2016.

Taylor Lynn Kraig, 22, pleaded guilty earlier this month to the charge of first-degree manslaughter. He initially faced charges including murder and criminal mistreatment, before reaching a plea agreement.

Kraig was arrested in August 2016.

Investigators said Zackariah Luda Daugherty was taken to the hospital with traumatic injuries. The child died at Doernbecher Children's Hospital on Aug. 16, 2016.

An autopsy determined Zackariah's death was the result of homicidal violence.

Prosecutors said in court Kraig was taking care of Zackariah while the boy's mother was at work, but Kraig waited for more than an hour to take the child to the hospital when Zackariah was in "extreme medical distress."

Kraig had a number of vocal supporters in court during his initial appearance in August 2016. He acknowledged them at that time by waving and making a heart shape with his hands.

In court Tuesday, Kraig was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with credit for two years already served.

Article Comments

Terre Haute
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 69°
Robinson
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 69°
Indianapolis
Broken Clouds
68° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 68°
Rockville
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 69°
Casey
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 67°
Brazil
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 69°
Marshall
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 69°
Heating Up
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

WTHI Events