DECATUR - Manuel Gonzales, 29, has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the beating death of Dominic Bradley, 2, on December 30. The time in prison will be followed by a mandatory three year period of supervised release. Gonzales pleaded guilty to first degree murder Friday. Gonzales admitted to the court he was so angry after Bradley disobeyed Gonzales' command to stop jumping on the bed that Gonzales threw the toddler against a wall. Dominic Bradley died from blunt trauma to the head.
Gonzales will be given credit for time previously served in custody from December 31, 2013, to September 18, 2014.