Gustus Andrew Glen Pennington, left, and Jeannette L. Wilson, right, appear in mugshots. (Rogers County Sheriff’s Office; Oklahoma Department of Corrections)
man with a Nazi
tattoo will almost certainly spend the rest of his life in prison over the days-long, methamphetamine-fueled torture of his then girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter.
Gustus Andrew Glen Pennington, 27, was handed six life sentences earlier this week by a court in Rogers County, Oklahoma, after being convicted on charges of kidnapping, domestic assault and battery with a deadly weapon, child abuse
, and possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. The sentences will be served consecutively.
The underlying incident was brutal and horrific for the young victim.
In 2020, Jeannette Wilson, 28, reported that Pennington had abused her daughter for around six days straight by using a belt, a board, and a shock collar, according to an affidavit of probable cause obtained by Tulsa-based NBC affiliate KJRH
What began as an attempt at what Pennington claimed was discipline, the girl’s mother told police, grew progressively worse as the days went by, the court document said. The child was restrained to a table and beaten. Then the defendant purchased the shock collar – using it so often over two days that the device ran out of battery, authorities said.
"He had a journal with swastikas and part of Mein Kampf in it," a prosecutor said – after the defendant tried and failed to claim Indigenous status.
*A special corner in hell will be waiting for them…