CLEVELAND - Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason announced Joseph Nemitz pleaded guilty today to aggravated murder and was sentenced to life in prison with parole eligibility after 30 years.
On November 29, 2008, Nemitz, 29, put his 9-month-old girl in the tub at his Mayfield Heights residence and poured scolding water in the tub.
After the victim was screaming, Nemitz wrapped the victim in a towel and noticed her skin was coming off.
He called 911 and put her in a snow suit to transport her to the hospital.
EMS arrived at the residence and found the baby bleeding through her snow suit, due to the severity of the burns.
She was taken to Hillcrest Hospital, life-flighted to Metro Hospital, and then life-flighted to Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
The baby died nine days later on December 7, 2008. The baby suffered severe burns over most of her body.
According to the Hamilton Coroner's Office, the baby had a bruise on her face and cut over her eye, and continued to burn from the inside out until she died.