Baugh Receives 5 Years In Prison For Death Of Zamien Scott

  • 10/10/2019 12:04:04 PM
  • Sartaj Singh
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - On Thursday in the Richland County Courthouse, many gathered to hear the sentencing of Kory Baugh, who was charged and indicted for the death of then 18-month-old Zamien Scott. 

"This is the worst kind of case that comes before this court because it is the death of a child." Judge Brent Robinson said.  

Kory Baugh was sentencing to 5-years in prison for involuntary manslaughter, obstructing justice, and endangering children. 

Baugh has served 8 months since February of 2019 when he was originally arrested, however Judge Brent Robinson added eight months due to obstruction of justice in order to cancel out the time served. 

The sentence will not allow Baugh to be eligible for early release. 

"I think its necessary to protect the public from Mr. Baugh, to punish Mr. Baugh." Judge Robinson said when explaining the reasoning for the sentence. 

Judge Robinson went on to talk about the seriousness of the case.

"Baugh hasn't been honest about what happened." Judge Robinson stated. "The first story didn't match the second one, and probably, isn't what happened either."

Family members of Zamien Scott had the chance to address the court and Baugh before the sentencing was read. Zamien's father, Kyle, shared how the entire case has taken a toll on the family. 

"We missed out on his second birthday... spending holidays with him... we will never get that back."

Baugh was also allowed to address the family of Zamien before hearing his sentence. 

"I am deeply and seriously sorry for what happened." Baugh said. "This was not done out of hate or on purpose. I wish I could go back and change what happened."

Zamien Scott passed away in May of last year after suffering head injuries while in the care of a babysitter. According to a report provided by the Richland County Sheriff's Office, Baugh was arrested and indicted on Friday, February 8th, 2019.

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