Boyfriend Sentenced in Torture and Child Abuse Death of 4 yr old

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DETROIT, MI – Judge Vonda Evans sentenced Brad Fields to natural life in prison for the death of his then girlfriend’s 4-year-old daughter.

Candice Renea Diaz and Brad Edward Fields, the Sumpter Township mother and her boyfriend, were charged with Felony Murder, Second Degree Murder, Torture and Child Abuse First Degree in connection with the January 1st, 2018 death of four-year-old Gabrielle Barrett. They were transported back to Sumpter Township Police Department on January 19, 2018 after a trip to Georgia.

On September 20th, 2018 a jury found Brad Fields guilty as charged.  He was sentenced today before Judge Vonda Evans on the following charges: Count 1 – Felony Murder – Life Without Parole; Count 2 – Second Degree –  30 to 60 Years (vacated); Count 3 – Child Abuse – 30 to 60 Years; Count 4 – Torture – 30 to 60 years; Count 5 – Conspiracy to Commit Child Abuse First Degree,  2 to 10 years; Count 6 – Conspiracy to Commit Child Abuse Second Degree – 2 to 10 years, all to be served in the Michigan Department of Corrections.

Co-Defendant Candice Diaz is scheduled to have a Final Conference on October 30, 2018, and a jury trial on March 4, 2019 both before Judge Evans at 9:00 a.m.