MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – An Andover man was sentenced Friday to more than 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to unintentionally killing his girlfriend’s young son in September of 2011, court documents show.
Anoka County Judge Kristin Larson sentenced Anthony Urban, 26, to 190 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to unintentional second-degree murder in April 2012.READ MORE: 5 St. Cloud Bank Employees Unharmed After Hourslong Hostage Ordeal; Ray Reco McNeary In Custody
The charges stem from the Sept. 4, 2011, death of a 3-year-old boy, whom authorities say was severely abused by Urban.
The boy’s mother, 40-year-old Elizabeth Moorman, brought the child to Mercy Hospital on Sept. 2, 2011. Doctors quickly found the boy had suffered severe head trauma, punctured lungs and had many bruises all over his body. He was airlifted to the Hennepin County Medical Center, and later died.READ MORE: How Much Is A Mother's Work Worth?
After the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office learned of the boy’s condition, it began an investigation.
When questioned, Urban said he hit the boy in the head while helping him brush his teeth. He said that the boy fell off a stool and hit his head on the floor.MORE NEWS: COVID Restrictions: Walz To End Capacity Restrictions By May 28, Mask Mandate By July 1
He said that he did not bring the boy to the hospital or call 911 because the boy’s mother told him not to for fear she’d be arrested on outstanding warrants, according to the criminal complaint.