Man gets 80 years for death of son he kept in cage
Lake Superior Court Judge Diane Ross Boswell sentenced Riley Choate to 80 years in prison for neglect in the death of his 13-year-old son and for being an habitual offender.
Choate apologized for his actions and said he loved his son, Christian, who died April 2, 2009, the Post-Tribune is reporting.
Deputy prosecutor Michael Woods said Choate turned on his own son “not just in a moment of anger but in a lengthy, perpetual, cruel and depraved fashion.”
The child was confined in a dog cage, beaten and fed minimal amounts of food. At the time of his death, Christian weighed 58 pounds and wore size six clothes.