GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A man who beat his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter to death at a Grand Rapids area motel is heading to prison.
Londyn’s mother, Shaniqua Strickland, previously testified she and the toddler were living with Whiteside at the Lazy T motel along Plainfield Avenue in Plainfield Township. She said she left Londyn with Whiteside to go to the store, in part to get marijuana papers for Whiteside.
Less than 20 minutes later, Strickland said, she returned to the motel to find Londyn limp and unconscious in Whiteside’s arms, foaming at the mouth.
Londyn was rushed to the hospital where she died a few days later.
Whiteside is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison when he’s sentenced.