***WARNING: Graphic Details Ahead***
This is truly out of a horror story.
An upstate New York man faces life in prison after admitting to beating his toddler to death back in February… just weeks after the 21-month-old girl had overcome cancer.
Ryan Lawrence accepted a plea deal on Thursday during a court appearance over the unspeakable crime where he used a wooden baseball bat to beat his not-even-two-year-old daughter Maddox to death.
Police have long believed that Ryan killed Maddox because — believe it or not — he was actually jealous of the attention she was receiving from her cancer diagnosis and subsequent survival.
After killing her, police allege Ryan then torched her remains and discarded the body in Syracuse, New York’s Inner Harbor by tying it down to a cinder block.
Search divers eventually located her body once she was reported missing… but thankfully they were also able to track down Maddox’s murderer about ten miles northwest of his home wearing a disguise and attempting to evade capture.
Ch-ch-check out Ryan Lawrence’s guilty plea in court yesterday before his sentencing this October (below)!!!
Rest in peace, Maddox.
[Image via Syracuse Police.]