Man kills baby with drain cleaner because he was crying (video)

 
By: Mahesh Sarin 

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with murder after killing a crying baby with drain cleaner, according to court proceedings in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Now, the Philadelphia man has been sentenced to 17 and a half to 35 years in prison for killing the child by rubbing drain cleaner on him.

Aaron Pace, who is thirty six years old, pleaded guilty Wednesday, to third-degree murder in the death of 20-month-old Suliaman Kirkland.

Prosecutors said that Pace sprinkled Drano crystals on a cloth and rubbed it on the skin of the child because the child was crying in the bathtub.

The boy suffered severe burns and died in a hospital five days later.

Pace said he understood what he was doing by pleading guilty, but his defense attorney, Fred Goodman, said that his client's IQ was between 57 and 68.

Family members of Pace were expelled from the courtroom for insulting and threatening the family of Kirkland.