Heroin addict, 23, admits to killing girlfriend's three-year-old daughter after claiming she had fallen down stairs
23-year-old New Jersey man Travis Graham finally admitting to killing his girlfriend's three-year-old daughter after lying about it to the police
A 23-year-old man who is a heroin addict finally admitted to killing his girlfriend's three-year-old daughter after backhanding her down the stairs around two years ago.
Travis Graham who hails from Gloucester Township, New Jersey pleaded guilty to the aggravated manslaughter of the child in 2017.
For around a year, Graham had claimed that Charlette Dawkins, 3, had fallen down the stairs before she passed away in a Camden hospital on March 13.
According to NJ.com, the junkie was arrested for his involvement in a robbery last year and then later admitted to the authorities that he had smacked Charlette "who was spun around and fell down the steps face first."
The officers were told how he had rushed her to the hospital right after the accident.
However, according to his text messages, it had been a few hours later.
Graham was already facing charges for around five armed robberies out of which three had taken place in Camden County, one in Salem, and one in Gloucester.
Graham had initially told the authorities that he was watching Charlette alone in the house he shared with the child's mother.
Graham told the police, "I just wanted to forget a lot of stuff," and also mentioned the death of Charlette Dawkins.
In the recorded police interviews played in court, Graham said that he had committed the robberies to fund his drug habit for heroin and Xanax.
He has already been sentenced to five years in prison for the robberies in Gloucester.
In May, he rejected a 40-year plea deal from Camden County for the other ones.
His trial was due to begin on July 8 but on Friday, but he pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter and three counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery.
According to the prosecutor's office, they will suggest that Superior Court Judge Gwendolyn Blue will jail him for 30 years.
Graham will be sentenced on July 25.