Ogden man pleads guilty to torturing, killing girlfriend’s baby

Posted at 11:12 AM, Mar 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-25 19:27:22-04

OGDEN, Utah - An Ogden man accused of killing his girlfriend's baby has pleaded guilty Wednesday.

Adam Barney is facing charges for child abuse homicide in the death of a 14-month-old girl.

Officials said Barney tortured, beat and squeezed Kenzie Rose before she died last August in an Ogden motel room.

Police said Barney had been living there with Kenzie's mother and her two young sons, watching them while she was at work.

One day Kenzie wouldn't wake up and later died.

That is when Barney admitted what he had done.

The autopsy revealed the girl's numerous injuries and Barney ended up taking a plea deal to avoid a murder trial.

In the plea deal, officials recommended Barney be sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole but only after serving a minimum of 25 years behind bars.

He will be sentenced May 13.