A New York City man was sentenced to 25 years behind bars Friday for teaming up with his girlfriend to savagely beat her 4-year-old son to death.
Steven Dadaille, 27, and his girlfriend, Myrna Chenphang, 26, both of Brooklyn, had avoided second-degree murder charges by pleading guilty to the lesser charge of first-degree manslaughter in the October 2009 pummeling of young Jayden Lenescar.
Dadaille and Chenphang repeatedly battered the boy’s legs, arms and torso with their hands and a belt buckle over a two day period at their home in Crown Heights.
Both adults admitted they beat the boy because he was touching his genitals, and they wanted to find out who taught him to do it.
Dadaille waited until Dec. 7 before admitting to his role in the death. His girlfriend offered her plea three weeks after the death and will be sentenced to 20 years in prison on Jan. 19, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office.