Man Who Beat Infant Son To Death Killed By Inmate

| by Sheena Vasani
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A Missouri man who abused and killed his 7-month-old son died after another prisoner reportedly beat him to death.

Potosi Correctional Center inmate Brandon Kulhanek, 38, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of his cellmate 35-year-old Daniel Wilson in October 2015, Global News reports.

Court documents reveal Kulhanek, who was serving time for assault and robbery, wanted to kill the man because he believed it would help him transfer to a different facility.

“As soon as I get out of here, I’m beating the f--- out of him,” Kulhanek told a woman -- thought to be his mother -- on the phone, court documents say.

On Oct. 14, 2015, a “physical altercation” reportedly broke out between the two men, sending Wilson to the hospital.

Wilson had injuries on his head and throat. He died from a crushed larynx.

Wilson was serving a life sentence for beating and killing his son, Dawson, in 2010. He had hit the baby in the head, fracturing his skull and causing serious brain injuries. He then dropped the boy on a countertop.

It’s not the first time someone who killed a child was beaten in prison, Inquistr reports.

In May, British mother Kathryn Smith, who had killed her daughter, was beaten by her fellow inmates at Foston Hall's women’s prison.

Smith captured international attention after she stamped her 21-month-old child, Ayeeshia Smith, to death. Ayeeshia was hit so severely she had to bitten through her own tongue.

Smith was sentenced to 24 years in prison for the crime. While serving her sentence, two prisoners cornered the mother and attacked her with a makeshift knife, witnesses say.

“There had been a lot of talk about attacking Smith, but most people wouldn’t go through with it as they don’t want time added onto their sentences,” one unidentified inmate said. “But these two really went for it and left her in a bad way. No one had any sympathy for Smith. Some staff were saying, ‘What goes around comes around.'”

Sources: Global News, Inquistr / Photo credit: Police photo via WREG

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