Boy's murder results in prison sentence
January 10, 2019
CHEYENNE - John Barrett will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for killing and abusing his ex-girlfriend’s two-year-old son.
In a Laramie County courtroom Friday, there was a lot of crying and anger, and at least some reckoning over the impact of what he had done.
Barrett’s pleas to second-degree murder and aggravated child abuse effectively ended questions over whether prosecutors would seek the death penalty in his case.
As part of that plea, prosecutors and defense attorneys jointly recommended Barrett spend 50 years to life in prison for murder and 20-25 years in pri...