Life in prison for dad who beat 4-year-old son and pregnant girlfriend, killing unborn baby

Killer will first be eligible for parole in 20 years.
TNS Regional News
Jan 14, 2014


An Akron man pleaded guilty Monday to murder and other charges for attacking his girlfriend and their 4-year-old son in June after learning the woman was pregnant again.

Tyvon D. Ward, 22, of East Emerling Street, pleaded guilty to murder, felonious assault and endangering children. Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Lynne Callahan sentenced Ward to life in prison.

Authorities say the case stems from a violent rampage on June 20 when Ward learned that one of his girlfriends was 34 weeks pregnant.

He attacked their 4-year-old son, throwing him around the room. A few hours later he assaulted the girlfriend, punching her in the stomach and face.

The next day the woman was in pain and began bleeding. The baby died as a result of the attack.

Authorities say while the woman was in the hospital, Ward and another girlfriend left the severely injured 4-year-old son home alone.

When Akron police went to Ward’s home to question him about his girlfriend’s injuries, they discovered the boy home alone lying on the carpet.

The child was taken to Akron Children’s Hospital, where he was diagnosed with fractures to the face from the previous day’s attack.

Ward will first be eligible for parole in 20 years.


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Fire up Ole Sparky ! Please.


There's no good way to take them out anymore. If you use drugs- you've got the bleeding hearts crying. If you use electricity- the environmentalist start crying about the carbon emissions. If you use a bullet- you've got the gun control advocates crying. If you use a rope- well, maybe nobody will cry over rope, I don't know...


Swords? Beheading! Guillotine.

Baba Booey

I wish this man could have gotten what he deserves. But why hasn't the girlfriend been charged? She waited till the next day to go to the hospital for one. She obviously didn't care that the four year old was at home suffering. And this would have never even been reported if it wasn't for hospital that she would have never even gone too if she wouldn't have miscarried. How do you not notice a four year old has serous injuries like that he should have been sent to the hospital immediately.


I have no problem listening to the bleeding hearts about gun control. Screw them. One of the guards should just walk into his cell one day and put a round in his head and walk out. He wouldn't know it was coming or have time to prepare to die. He would just be dead. Over and out.


bullet to the head directly after trial would be a fitting ending . why is it murder since it was an unborn child shouldn't it just been assault on girlfriend since its just her body according to the prochoice people ?


Unborn children are killed everyday at abortion clinics.


Not at 34 weeks, a fetus has a surviving chance at that time period. And the mother walks into a clinic with a choice to her her body and walks out again. This woman was beaten by someone else who made the choice for her. There is the difference.

Scranton Tibbs

What does that have to do with this article?


only reason its murder is because unborn child is considered a life not just part the women's body. just pointing out the double legal standard if its a crime against a woman and baby is lost its murder but if a women decides its just her choice.