Sumpter Twp. Man Gets Life For Child Murder

A 29 year old Sumpter Township man has been sentenced today in the death of his girlfriends 4 year old daughter.
Brad Fields and the child’s mother, 25 year old Candice Diaz both were charged with murder.
Fields was sentenced to life in prison by Judge Vonda Evans.
She will go on trial next year.

Fields was convicted in Wayne County Circuit Court.

Prosecutors say the couple had discussed on Facebook on how to punish the child for wetting herself.

In one message, Fields told Diaz of smacking the girl in the face..

Investigators say the girl was beaten, burned and forced to sleep in a plastic garbage bag in a freezing mobile home in the last months of her life.