Mobile, ala. (WKRG) — A man accused of murdering a 4-month-old baby has pleaded guilty to the child’s death, according to court documents.
Markice Caldwell was arrested in May 2018 and charged with first degree murder for killing 4-month-old Kendrick Cole. Caldwell was Cole’s mother’s boyfriend. At the time of his arrest, Caldwell blamed Cole’s drinking problems for his death.
Mobile police were called to Providence Hospital after receiving a report of child sexual abuse. Cole’s cause of death was blunt force trauma.
Caldwell pleaded guilty to murder of a victim under the age of 14 and aggravated child abuse, punishable by death. Caldwell will spend life in prison without the possibility of parole.