Man sentenced to 10 years in scalding death of baby

MARKHAM, Ill. (WLS) -- Gregory Miles was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the death of an 18-month-old suburban boy who was placed in scalding water.

At the time of the incident, the Noah Rudder's mother was living with Miles.

She left to work a double shift and he was caring for their children in their Calumet City apartment where a malfunctioning system caused the water to be extremely hot.

What happened afterward left three families grieving and a man convicted of involuntary manslaughter.

A grandmother left the Markham courthouse without words. She told a Cook County judge of her grief imagining her grandson's pain left in a scalding hot bath.

Miles was cleaning the boy on March 2016. He left the baby in running water and heard Noah Rudder screaming.

Miles pleaded guilty on Thursday to involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 10 years.

He admitted to putting burn cream on the child but didn't call 911 for 12 hours.

Noah had third degree burns from the waist down and was pronounced dead at a Hammond hospital.

"Family is of baby Noah Is very devastated, very hurt," Beatrice Winfrey, Noah's grandmother, said.

Noah's paternal grandmother said the 10 year sentence was not enough.

"I'm praying for our whole entire family to help us through this. No matter what the judge says, the best judge of all is our Lord above to help us through it," Winfrey said.

Miles' sister, Tanisha Miles, was in court. She said it was an accident that effected everyone involved.

"The baby was loved by us just as much as it was loved by the other family. We're grieving as well as they are," Tanisha Miles said.

Miles apologized to the Noah's family in court and said he loved Noah like he was his own biological son.

Noah's mother and father were not in court as the mother has a high risk pregnancy.
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