Posted Monday, August 18, 2014 --- 11:30 p.m.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A Green Bay man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for killing the 2-year-old son of his girlfriend.
Thirty-year-old Nicholas Willies was convicted of second-degree reckless homicide in the January 2013 death of Alex Fountain, who died of head and abdominal injuries.
His attorney, Raj Singh, said Willies took responsibility by pleading no contest in June, saving the family the pain of a trial.
At his sentencing Monday, Willies apologized to the Fountain family.
But the boy's mother, Juanita Fountain, said Willies robbed the world of a beautiful child who loved to smile. Looking toward Willies, she recounted watching Alex stop breathing and die.
Judge Marc Hammer told Willies he shouldn't have been caring for Alex or anyone else because he's incapable of caring for anyone but himself.
Copyright 2014: Associated Press
Posted: Friday, May 3, 2013 --- 11:01pm
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A Green Bay man is charged with killing the 2-year-old son of his girlfriend.
Twenty-nine-year-old Nicholas Willies is charged with first-degree reckless homicide and child neglect resulting in death in the January death of Alex Fountain.
Police say Willies was babysitting the boy while the boy's mother was at work. The boy was taken to an emergency room because he had stopped breathing. Police say hospital staff revived the boy, but he later died. After an autopsy, his death was ruled a homicide.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports Willies is accused of punching the boy in the stomach numerous times, as well as injuring his head on the day he died.
WLUK-TV reports a judge set Willies' bond at $100,000 cash. He is due back in court May 17.
Copyright 2013: Associated Press