Three years ago Josh Comer was arrested in the death of his girlfriend’s, Amber Orton,child Gabriella Orton. Now after multiple court appearances he has entered a plea in the case. Comer entered guilty pleas on the charges of second degree murder and two charges of child abuse.
Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton sentenced Comer to 30 years in prison. He was sentenced to the maximum of 30 years on the second degree murder charge and two and a half years on each child abuse charge.
According to the District Attorney’s office Comer had admitted to striking Gabriella Orton in the stomach on June 15th, 2014. This is the injury that killed her.
Amber Orton was charged with aggravated child neglect in the case. Her case is still pending.