Michael Fosterhttp://www.woai.com/news/state/story...8_jegwTfQ.cspxFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) ó A Fort Worth man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for nearly starving his infant son to death in 2007.
Michael Anthony Foster had been convicted and sentenced to 50 years in prison in 2009 for nearly starving his son, Euphrates, to death in 2007. However, an appeals court overturned that conviction after Foster argued that he was denied the right to defend himself.
State District Judge George Gallagher sentenced Foster on Wednesday after a Tarrant County jury convicted him of causing serious bodily injury to a child ó
A statement from the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office says Foster must serve 30 years in prison before becoming eligible for parole.
Michael Anthony Foster, 41, was convicted for causing serious bodily injury to a child on Wednesday. He must serve at least 30 years in prison before he's eligible for parole.
"This was an incredibly emotional and moving situation for everyone involved," said Kevin Boneberg, assistant district attorney for Tarrant County. "Euphrate's condition was grave and though he was rescued by one person, it was really the combined effort of the entire child abuse community and his new parents who saved his life."
Euphrates and his three siblings were taken by Child Protective Services after a friend of Foster's wife called police to report the 7-month-old's condition. Weighing 8.3 pounds, Euphrates was days away from death, prosecutors say.
Euphrates has since been adopted and is in excellent condition, according to the DA's office.