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Spring Lake man receives life for beating toddler son to death

Posted August 25, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014

— A 31-year-old Spring Lake man will spend the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty Monday of beating his 16-month-old son to death, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said.

Evans Aine II, of 2716 Edwards Ave., was convicted of first-degree murder and felony child abuse in the 2012 death of Kaiden Demus. The child suffered blunt force trauma to his head and body after being beaten with a belt and fists, investigators said.

"Aine had told investigators that Kaiden was clumsy and fell on a sidewalk in front of their home," the sheriff's department said in a statement. "He claimed to have taken Kaiden in the house and placed him in a bathtub to clean him."

An autopsy contradicted Aine's claims, investigators said.


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  • babylaceycarpenter Aug 26, 2014

    What good does it do for NC to have the death penalty, if we don't use it, and use it properly?

  • SAY 'WHAT" ONE MORE TIME! Aug 26, 2014

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    Geez. Shallow much. Two different situations. That lady killed the other during a robbery. No way to prove the intent to kill. Yes, even though she hit her with a tire iron they still can't prove intent. This guy simply beat his kid to death. I agree the other woman should be in prison longer, likely for life but they are very different cases

  • ytb781pearl Aug 26, 2014

    How I would have loved to have had the privilege to raise up that sweet little child.

    That man is pure evil.

  • 678devilish Aug 26, 2014

    Great news! He took this child's life. Now he will pay with his life sitting in prison for the rest of his natural life. May others fathers and mothers learn from this. If you do not want the child, there are plenty of agencies that will help you and place the child in a loving home.

  • Forthe Newssite Aug 26, 2014
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    maybe now that sick smile will be wiped forever off his sorry face......

  • Brian Jenkins Aug 26, 2014

    Shouldnt he be beaten to death then?

  • Lightfoot3 Aug 26, 2014

    He should have one appeal, to make sure everything was on the up and up, then be executed. Within 6 months.

  • Cabe Merritt Aug 26, 2014
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    He won't be smiling for long.....people like him are not tolerated even in prison!

  • tarheelfan41 Aug 26, 2014

    Yet the female that beat the 91 year old lady to death just sentenced to a few years in jail. We still have a long way to go for equal rights.

  • Janene DiPierro Aug 26, 2014
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    May that baby rest in peace. So precious and such a shame. Look at his smug *&$% !!! Hey Evans Aine.... guest what they do to baby killers in jail!