Toddler's Abuse, Death Leads To 20-year Sentence
By LISA FINNERAN, firstname.lastname@example.org | 247-7470 | June 27, 2006
A Hampton man sentenced Monday was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and felony child abuse. Byshop Stewart would have celebrated his 23rd birthday by the time his killer is released from prison. On Monday, Hampton Judge William Andrews sentenced Marvin Eugene Barnes to 20 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter and felony child abuse of Byshop, his girlfriend's 19-month-old son. It was the same sentence jurors recommended when they found Barnes guilty in April. The toddler was in a coma and on life support for six days as a result of skull fractures on both sides of his head and extensive bleeding in his brain.
Marvin Eugene Barnes
Location: Red Onion State Prison
Felony Child Abuse
Sentence: 20 years
Projected Release Date: 01/13/2025