In Akron, Ohio, a man was sentenced to life in prison for the beating death of an 18-month-old child after his family reportedly manipulated his retarded brother to take the blame because of a tampered video game.
According to police, Archie Wooden, 20, originally stated that he beat the toddler. However, his story changed dramatically, eventually blaming the death on Jarel Wooden, his mentally retarded brother.
At trial, Jarel testified that the toddler was tampering with a video game that he was playing. He said that he became angry and began shoving the 18-month-old to the ground several times.
However, social workers said Jarel gave them conflicting reports and they believed that his family was manipulating him to save his older brother.