WAUKEGAN, Ill. (CBS) — A 26-year-old man has agreed to plead guilty to killing his ex-girlfriend’s infant son last summer and tossing the body in a Dumpster.
WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller repors Demetries Thorpe agreed to plead guilty to first-degree murder in the death of 5-month-old Joshua Summeries in exchange for a guarantee he’d face no longer than 35 years in prison.
Thorpe was arrested last August and charged with first-degree murder. Prosecutors said he suffocated Joshua after the baby would not stop crying at the home Thorpe shared with his now-former girlfriend in Zion. He claimed he disposed of the body in a Dumpster, but Joshua’s body never was found.