Man pleads guilty to crimes against two ex-girlfriends, 1-year-old boy, DA says

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 32-year-old man pled guilty to three separate felonies in which two of the victims were former girlfriends and the third victim was a one-year-old boy, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.

Latherio Richard has been charged with attempted aggravated child abuse, kidnapping, and aggravated burglary.

He was sentenced to a total of 35 years on all counts, DA said.

The first incident occurred in Mar. 2019, when the boy was taken to an emergency room for blisters on his feet and legs.

Doctors determined the child had first and second-degree burns, consistent with being immersed in hot water.

Richard was babysitting the boy on the day the burns were discovered, DA said.

In another incident, Richard and a 22-year-old girlfriend on Jan. 28, 2018, got into an argument at a hotel on Shelby Oaks Drive.

Richard pushed her head into a wall and refused to let her leave.

The third incident occurred around 1 a.m. on Apr. 15, 2017, when Richard went to the Hickory Ridge-area apartment of a 25-year-old former girlfriend to get his belongings.

Richard forced his way inside where he pushed and shoved the woman, causing her to fall and break her ankle.