Father gets 114 years in girl’s presumed death

Associated Press / November 11, 2009

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. - A Colorado man convicted in the disappearance and presumed death of his daughter has been sentenced to 114 years behind bars.

Judge Valeria Spencer imposed the sentence for Aaron Thompson yesterday after telling him that he had failed as a father and as a man.

Thompson was convicted of 31 charges, including fatal child abuse, in the 2005 disappearance of his daughter Aarone, 6. For years, he told police that she ran away because of an argument over a cookie.

Among those who asked for a stiff sentence for Thompson was Aarone’s mother. Lynette Thompson told the judge that Aaron Thompson should be drawing a map to lead investigators to her daughter’s body.

Thompson’s mother testified in his defense, saying he loves his children and is a hard worker.