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Kyle Parker Sentenced To 60 Years, No Time Suspended
Updated February 27, 2017 11:52 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(OWEN CO.) - The man who killed 14-month-old Shaylyn Ammerman was sentenced to 60 years in prison with no term suspended on Monday.

The sentencing was the result of a plea agreement from Kyle Parker, who pleaded guilty to murder and kidnapping in the 14-month-old girl's death.

In exchange for the guilty plea, all additional charges against Parker would be dismissed, including rape, child molesting, strangulation, aggravated battery, obstruction of justice, and failure to report a dead body.

A medical examiner said in court documents that this was the worst case of sexual trauma she had seen in her career.

After testimony and closing arguments, Judge Lori Thatcher Quillen told Parker that his actions were "pure evil" and "gut wrenching."

"You, Mr. Parker, have no moral compass," says Thatcher Quillen, who lamented that convictions on all charges, the death penalty, and life without parole were off the table.

After Quillen read him the sentence, she stated - "Sheriff, you can now get him out of my courtroom."

The Crime

Parker was at the Ammerman home the night Shaylyn disappeared in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 23.

Her grandmother, Tamera Morgan, told police she had put the toddler to bed, wearing a footed-sleeper with owls on it around 10 p.m. Tuesday night. She stated the baby was tucked in with her purple pacifier and a Winnie the Pooh blanket.

The next morning around 8:40 a.m. Morgan dialed 911 to report Shaylyn was missing from her crib. They believed the former girlfriend of Shaylyn's father may have taken the toddler. They also told police about Parker being at the Jefferson Street home drinking with other family members.

Parker departed in the early morning hours and Adam Ammerman later told police he thought he may have seen a foot dangling at Parker's side as he walked away from the house in the dark.

Parker was brought to the police station for questioning. He blamed Adam Ammerman saying he killed Shaylyn. He then told police that Shaylyn's body could be found by a fallen tree along an access road near the White River in Gosport.

When police arrived they found the toddler's body propped up against a tree. She had been raped and strangled.

Parker then admitted he had Shaylyn and had raped and killed her and left her body by the river.

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