Man sentenced to life in prison for toddler's death

Man sentenced to life in prison for toddler's death

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(WJBK) - A Macomb County man will spend the rest of his life in jail for the beating death of a 2-year-old boy.
 
In court, the parents of little Damian Sutton on Thursday remembered the day their little blue-eyed baby was born, and the day he was taken away from them.

"Damian Marlon Sutton, my son, lived for two years, two months and 23 days," says Timothy Sutton.
 
"My baby boy died in my arms in this blanket. As I held him close to my chest, my heart, against my chest, he took his last breath," says mother Nicole Sutton.
 
Both Timothy and Nicole, who are no longer together, spoke out during Ronald Dimambro Jr.'s sentencing sharing their stories, sharing their tears and sharing their sadness as Nicole prepares to become a mom again.
 
"What is the worst possible thing that could ever happen to a mother? I cannot answer for every mother but I can tell you the worst possible thing that could possibly happen to me as a mother, that is losing my baby boy," she says.
 
A jury convicted Dimambro of murdering little Damian in less than a hour last month. On Thursday Dimambro learned he will go to prison for the rest of his life for it.
 
"I did not intend for him to sustain these injuries, it was simply an accident. I wish he could come back and I wish this never would have happened," Dimambro says.
 
That is the one thing they can all agree on, but apologies and regrets can't turn back time.
 
"He took my Damain's smile away from him. I hope he never forgets Damian and what he did to Damian haunts him for the rest of eternity," says Nicole.
 
In Damian's two short years he lived loud and made those around him proud. His bright eyes, his contagious laugh and his impact will live on forever.
 
"I would like to believe that he knew I loved him. To me, I would like to believe that Damian saved my life and I will never be able to thank him the way I wanted to," says Timothy.

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