RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Richmond Circuit Court has sentenced Barron T. Spurlock to more than two decades behind bars after he was charged with the murder and sexual assault of a toddler in a motel in October 2019.
Spurlock, who was 25 at the time these crimes were committed, was originally charged with first-degree murder and two counts of object sexual penetration.
The first-degree murder charge has since been amended to murder as a non-capital felony, to which Spurlock pleaded guilty.
One charge of object sexual penetration was likewise amended to aggravated sexual battery of a victim under the age of 13, to which he also pleaded guilty.
Prosecutors asked that the second charge of object sexual penetration be dropped.
The murder charge comes with a sentence of 30 years, 10 of which have been suspended. The sexual battery charge brings another 20 years of prison time, 15 years of which were also suspended.
Spurlock will serve a total of 25 years for the death and sexual assault of the 17-month-old toddler, who was taken to an area hospital and pronounced dead two days later.