TOWSON, Md. — A Baltimore County man has been convicted and sentenced to life behind bars for brutally abusing and killing his girlfriend's 2-year-old son.
On June 29, 2019 David Marvin Haas Jr. was baby sitting the child at a home in Essex.
At some point during the night, the child stopped breathing prompting Haas to call 911.
Haas told investigators that he put the child in the bathtub after he'd soiled himself.
Afterwards, Haas said he briefly stepped away to check on the boy's sister only to come back and find him face down in the tub.
The Medical Examiner saw things differently and ruled the death a homicide.
An autopsy revealed the child had suffered blunt force trauma to the abdomen, which caused tearing to the bowel and the pancreas to tear in half.
Haas was convicted by a jury of First Degree Child Abuse resulting in death on July 28, 2021.
The boy's name is not being released at this time.