Man sentenced to life without parole in death of 12-week-old baby
BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - A 24-year-old Bismarck man was found guilty of murdering his 12-week-old baby was sentenced on Friday.
Burleigh County Judge, Gail Hagerty sentence Jose Rivera-Rieffel to life in prison without the possibility of parole along with a consecutive 10 year sentence for the child abuse charge.
Both Judge Hagerty and States Attorney Julie lawyer say Rivera-Rieffel has shown an extreme lack of remorse for killing his 12-week-old baby.
Hagerty says the harsh sentence is due to his inability to be rehabilitated.
Rivera-Rieffel is currently serving a 9-year sentence for unrelated charges. He will then begin serving his life sentence.
His defense lawyer, Kent Marrow says he is planning to appeal the murder charges.
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