Man Gets Life in Prison for Killing Toddler

By: Natalie Johnson
By: Natalie Johnson

It's life in prison for the Lansing man convicted of abusing and killing his former girlfriend's toddler.

A judge handed down the sentence to Samuel Courtland Wednesday, he has no possibility of parole.

In May 2005, paramedics found baby Jaylan with broken bones and burns when arriving at his Lansing home.

The two-year-old's mother, Cynthia Daniel, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and child abuse for her role in the child's death. A judge sentenced her to six to 15 years behind bars.


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