Akron man sentenced to life after punching pregnant girlfriend, attacking 4-year-old son

AKRON, Ohio - An Akron dad was sentenced to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to murder, felonious assault and endangering children in Summit County Common Pleas Court Monday.

Tyvon Ward, 22, of East Emerling Street, attacked his four-year-old son, fracturing the bones in his face, after learning his girlfriend - and the boy's mother - was 34 weeks pregnant, police said. He attacked his pregnant girlfriend later that day, and she delivered a stillborn baby.

Police found the boy home alone and severely injured when they went to question Ward after his girlfriend was admitted into the hospital the next day, police said.

Ward will be eligible for parole after 20 years, the Summit County Prosecutor said.

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