‘I have a son’: Father pleads guilty to beating child in home

A father who beat his 11-year-old son to death with a stick for being transgender has been sentenced to life in prison. 

Johnathan Foye, 43, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and child abuse for his death in August 2015. 

Prosecutors said he beat his son, who was identified as Kaleena Foyer, to death after she told him he was a boy. 

Foye was sentenced to death in December.

 Fayler told reporters outside the courtroom that he believes the incident was the result of Foyes abusive parenting.

He also said he believes he could have avoided the tragedy.

Foyes attorney, David Bier, told reporters in court that he had no comment.