GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Wyoming man to life in prison without parole on first-degree murder charges in the death of a 5-year-old boy in his care.
The Rocket-Miner reported Sweetwater County Third District Court Judge Suzannah Robinson sentenced 27-year-old Christopher James Nielsen last week.
Court documents say Nielsen was arrested Nov. 14, 2019, and was originally charged with aggravated child abuse after the boy was taken to hospital where he died on Nov. 28, 2019, from excessive brain trauma.
The aggravated child abuse charge was elevated after the boy died.
Nielsen apologized for his actions and said that he prays for forgiveness even though he doesn’t deserve it.