A man was sent to prison Tuesday for beating his 2-year-old child to death. Bruce Williams, 34, claimed he didn’t remember the night of violence that killed his son. On April 24, 2018, Williams, his wife, Lakeisha Jackson, and three children were in a motel room at the Royal Regency Inn in Riverview Road in Rock Hill.
The couple was reportedly doing drugs, and Williams was high on Xanax. After telling lies in statements to police, Williams and Jackson eventually turned on each other.
Prosecutors said the evidence clearly showed this was not a drowning incident. Bruce Williams will serve 23 years in prison and appear on a child abuse and neglect registry.
The mother of the child, Jackson, hasn’t been to court yet. She also faces child neglect charges and homicide by child abuse.