Pa. man gets prison in beating of wife's daughter

AP News
|
Posted: Feb 15, 2012 7:08 AM
Pa. man gets prison in beating of wife's daughter

A Pennsylvania man who said he beat his wife's 2-year-old daughter because he thought she needed toughening up has been ordered to spend at least a decade in prison.

Twenty-five-year-old Brandon Bishop was sentenced Tuesday to 10 to 20 years for the repeated assaults on the little girl he told police he thought was a spoiled princess.

In a video played for the court, Bishop showed a police detective how he kicked, punched, choked and dropped the girl after picking her up by her hair. He pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in December.

The girl's mother admitted knowing about the assaults and failing to alert police. Candace Watts was sentenced Tuesday to 1 1/2 years in prison.

The girl is now in custody of her father.