Tyler Zaugg Sentenced for Beating, Killing His Baby Boy – What We Know!

Tyler Zaugg appears in a WNYT screengrab at sentencing.

Tyler Zaugg.

A younger upstate New York man has been sentenced to 32 years in jail over the demise of his child boy. The toddler, recognized in an obituary as Noah James Locke, was born on Could 10, 2021, and died slightly greater than two months afterward July 16, 2021, based on court docket data obtained by Legislation&Crime final summer time.

The little boy’s father, Tyler Zaugg, then 19, was indicted by a grand jury on July 9, 2021, on one depend of first-degree assault (involving circumstances evincing a wicked indifference to human life), two counts of second-degree assault (with intent to trigger bodily harm to an individual lower than seven years outdated), and one depend of endangering the welfare of a kid. The second-degree assault prices concerned incidents on June 29 and between July 2 and July 4, 2021, based on Warren County court docket data.

Zaugg pleaded responsible in February of this yr to manslaughter and assault prices.

An infant identified by WNYT-TV only by the name "Noah" was Tyler Zaugg

An toddler recognized by WNYT-TV solely by the title “Noah” was Tyler Zaugg’s son. (Picture by way of screengrab.)

In response to police reviews obtained by Legislation&Crime, Zaugg was accused of hanging the less-than-two-month-old toddler “within the face with a closed fist inflicting the sufferer to maintain a big mind harm.” The reviews additionally stated the defendant hit the sufferer “within the torso with a closed fist inflicting the sufferer to endure a number of fractured ribs and substantial danger of hazard to his life and well being.”

The toddler’s mom, recognized by the obituary and by the Glens Falls, N.Y. Put up-Star as Delaney Locke, informed the authorities that the defendant known as her and informed her that their son had “slipped beneath the water” on July 5, 2021.  Somewhat, the defendant reportedly admitted as a part of his plea settlement that he held the kid underwater.

“He informed me [the baby] wasn’t transferring and I wanted to return residence,” Locke informed the police relating to her July 5, 2021 name with Zaugg. “I hung up and known as him again and informed him to name 911.”

“Tyler has made feedback up to now that if a baby is abuse [sic] they all the time blame the dad,” Locke additionally informed the police by way of a handwritten assertion which seems to erroneously listing the date of the assertion itself as somebody’s date of delivery.

A screen shot shows some of the infant's mother's statement to police.

A display screen shot exhibits among the toddler’s mom’s assertion to police.

Rescue crews responded that fateful July day and famous that the toddler had suffered “life-threatening accidents,” the Put up-Star stated.

The employees at Glens Falls Hospital famous that there have been bruises on toddler’s physique; Locke informed the police that the “accidents solely began about two weeks in the past” however that she had “by no means seen Tyler do something unhealthy to [the baby].”

Throughout Thursday’s sentencing listening to, District Lawyer Jason Carusone stated Zaugg had harm the kid beforehand however “allowed himself” to stay alone with the toddler the day the boy was rushed to the hospital, based on video of the continuing posted on-line by Albany NBC affiliate WNYT.

The toddler’s mom spoke at sentencing.

“To today, I do not know precisely . . . no thought what precisely Tyler deliberately did to my child,” stated Locke, now 20, based on the Put up-Star.  “Although I’m younger, I did all I may for Noah and simply wished the correct to observe my son develop.”

In extra to the aforementioned 32 years behind bars, a choose ordered Zaugg to serve 5 years of post-release supervision as soon as he’s out of jail.

“You, Mr. Zaugg, have been by no means a father to Noah,” stated Warren County Choose Rob Smith.  “As an alternative, you have been his (and each baby’s) worst nightmare.  You’re a monster.  As a father to 2 boys, I can not even start to fathom how you can commit such violent acts towards an harmless child.”

Tyler Zaugg appears in a jail mugshot.

Tyler Zaugg seems in a jail mugshot.

“Though the defendant acquired the utmost determinate jail sentence for his horrific acts, no sentence will deliver the sufferer again to his family members,” Carusone stated in a press launch obtained by the Albany Instances-Union.  “We hope this prolonged jail time period will present closure to the sufferer’s household as they attempt to transfer ahead.”

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