4-year-old's killer gets maximum penalty

The man convicted of beating a 4-year-old boy to death received the maximum prison sentence for his crime Thursday. Jose Calderon, convicted of beating Quachan Brown, will serve five to 15 years in prison.

News 12 Staff

Nov 1, 2007, 11:38 PM

Updated 6,103 days ago

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The man convicted of beating a 4-year-old boy to death received the maximum prison sentence for his crime Thursday. Jose Calderon, convicted of beating Quachan Brown, will serve five to 15 years in prison. Brown's 12-year-old sister told the judge she didn't get the chance to say goodbye to her brother as family members pleaded at the sentencing for a harsh penalty.
The 20-year-old Bronx man was convicted of second-degree manslaughter earlier this month. Calderon was convicted of beating the child with his hands, a belt and a plastic bat.
Though he received the maximum penalty for his conviction, Calderon was able to avoid a longer sentence when he was acquitted of murder and first-degree manslaughter charges.
The boy's mother is also currently incarcerated for manslaughter charges. Calderon's attorneys had argued the woman played a bigger part in the child's death in an attempt for a reduced sentence.
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