September 18, 2016 by Levi Dominic
A jealous father beat his toddler baby girl to death with a baseball bat because he couldn’t stand the amount of attention she received after beating cancer.
25yr old Ryan Lawrence murdered little Maddox in February after alluding to being jealous of the attention showered on her as she bravely battled eye cancer .
According to the Judge, Lawrence kidnapped the girl and took her to a “remote, secluded location” in Onondaga County, New York US, “then placed her body and the baseball bat in a prepared fire pit” before disposing of the remains.
Family members and police desperately put out a missing persons appeal for the pair. Lawrence was found a day later, and his daughter’s body recovered after 12 hours.
After admitting guilt to his crime, the county’s top lawyer, Bill Fitzpatrick, said Maddox, 22 months, had battled and beaten cancer before she was murdered, and that Lawrence had alluded to jealousy over the attention she received as a possible motive.
According to a detective, Lawrence had asked God for a sign that he should not kill the toddler. He is said to have thought: “God, if I’m not meant to kill her, make her stumble.”
Maddox Lawrence was murdered by her dad and Lawrence now faces between 25 years and life in prison, effective next month.