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Brandon Hayes Sentenced to Life in Prison

Corrine Baker gets 13 to 30 years for role in death of her son Dominick Calhoun.

Brandon Hayes will spend the rest of his life in prison and his ex-girlfriend Corrine Baker will serve 13 to 30 years for the murder of Dominick Calhoun, a judge declared Monday in Genesee County.

On Jan. 19, a jury found Hayes, formerly of Tyrone Township, guilty of murdering his 4, in an Argentine apartment in April of 2010. Along with first-degree murder, Hayes was found guilty on 10 total counts, including torture and child abuse.

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton tweet Monday, "most brutal crime I've ever prosecuted."

 pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in August for not protecting her son and agreed to testify against co-defendant Hayes.

Baker was able to say a few words before she learned her sentenced.

"I have to live with the death of my son every single day. I made horrible choices all of my life," Baker told the court, according to WNEM TV 5. "I will have to answer to God and I only hope, that I will be forgiven."

She cried as she entered the courtroom Monday, according to the Livingston Daily Press & Argus.

“I will never forget Dominck,” she said, according to the article. “Brandon Hayes took him away, but I will not let them take away the memories.”

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"I do want them both (Hayes and Baker) to understand Dominick's going live for a long time. He's going to create happiness for other children that aren't going to have to go through this," said the boy's grandfather Rick Calhoun, to ABC TV 12, talking about state laws the family is working on getting passed.

Deerfield Township resident Roberta Pechota said she used to live across the street from Corrine Baker’s parents.

"Life is too easy for him! This still breaks my heart!" she posted on the Fenton Patch Facebook Page.

Wendy J. Mann February 27, 2012 at 11:43 PM
EARTHS JUSTICE OF HELL, "NEVER EVER FREE" TO HURT ANOTHER CHILD!! LORDS JUDGEMENT DAY YET :-) !!! YES!!! THANK YOU JESUS, AMEN!!!!
christinescanlon February 28, 2012 at 12:06 AM
Brandon Hayes got what he deserves for killing that helpless innocent little boy Dominick Calhoun. He will never be able to heart another child for the rest of his miserable life. Sometimes people make bad choices in their life on who they pick for their boyfriend or husband. After they already have kids from a previous relationship. Yes, justice has been served!!!! Thank you Jesus, Amen!!!
christina February 28, 2012 at 02:11 PM
I just hate those kind of people that do that to kids? I hope he dies in there?
Joanne Peterson March 02, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Thank God he can never hurt a child again but what he did also caused a lifetime of hurt for so many people in Dominic's short life, Lisa I'm so sorry you had to go thru all of this but you were special enough for God to give you Dominic in the first place. God is holding Dominic on His lap

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