Tehama County man sentenced in toddler's death

Oct 14, 2014 5:14 PM by News Staff

A Tehama County man has been sentenced to 30 years in state prison after pleading guilty to killing his girlfriend's 8-month-old son.

In August Brandon Branscombe pleaded guilty to eight felonies, including voluntary manslaughter with a special allegation of great bodily injury on a child under five.

Branscombe was arrested for the toddler's death 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.

The mother and grandmother of the victim made statements at today's sentencing hearing and a brief video of the victim was played for the court.

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