Man charged in toddlers death accepts plea deal

Aug 29, 2014 5:19 PM by News Staff

A Tehama County man charged with killing his girlfriend's 8-month-old son agreed to a plea deal Friday.

22-year-old Brandon Branscombe pleaded guilty to one count of murder Friday, and faces 30 years in state prison when he is sentenced on October 14.

Branscombe was arrested in May 2013. Investigators say he beat his girlfriend's baby over the head with two separate blunt objects, while the child's mother was at work.

At the time of his arrest Branscombe was already in the G.P.S. custody program for alcohol related crimes.


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