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Michigan Mother Convicted Of Murder After Son Beat To Death For Wetting His Pants Set To Be Paroled From Prison

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Dec. 30 2022, Published 3:21 p.m. ET

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A Michigan woman will be paroled from prison in the spring after serving 13 years for the death of her son, authorities said.

Corrine Baker, the mother of the murdered child, Dominick Calhoun, will be released in April, WJRT-TV reported, citing family.

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In April 2010, Baker's then-boyfriend, Brandon Hayes, physically attacked Calhoun after he wet his pants and a sofa cushion while he was eating breakfast at his Argentine Township home, according to Michigan Live.

Police said Hayes was kicked and hit after the incident and then beaten over the next three days until he was found unconscious. He died the following day after he was removed from life support.

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Michigan Live reported that then-Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell said Hayes “was trying to give a sense of discipline for little Dominick,” but, he added, “This case goes beyond torture.”

Investigators alleged Baker disregarded her son’s safety and need for help during the ordeal.

Baker, 37, pleaded no contest in 2011 to second-degree murder and second-degree child abuse and testified against her boyfriend, Hayes.

She was sentenced to between 13 and 30 years behind bars, while Hayes, 36, was ordered to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Pickell noted Baker was also a victim of domestic violence.

“Little Dominick met his boogie man, and that was defendant Hayes,” Pickell said.

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