Richard Dolin sentenced in brutal death of his baby daughter

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Photos, video below.
Richard Dolin insisted that his baby daughter -- five-month-old Marlayna, seen here -- received many if not most of the injuries that eventually took her life from rolling off a couch onto a concrete floor.

But prosecutors didn't buy this explanation, pointing to shocking injuries completely inconsistent with this explanation. In the end, Dolin pleaded guilty to child abuse, and now, a judge has handed him a big sentence.

Details, photos and a video below.

In March 2012, according to 7News, Marlayna, who lived in Elizabeth with Richard, his wife, Jamie, and her brother, Landon, was rushed to an area hospital after having seizures.

It didn't take long for doctors to conclude that her condition was prompted by a series of injuries: She's said to have suffered fractured ribs and serious brain trauma.

Here's a heartrending photo of Marlayna from a fundraising website intended to defray her medical expenses:

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Marlayna succumbed to her wounds on April 1.

Meanwhile, law enforcement was looking critically at Richard's actions. Marlayna had been in his care when the seizures began, and afterward, he reportedly blamed what happened what 7News describes as "another child" for what happened to her. Eventually, though, he floated the aforementioned couch story, adding that he had shaken the child while trying to revive her -- arguably the worst thing anyone can do in such a circumstance.

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Jamie Dolin, during a 7News interview.
In the end, Richard pleaded guilty to child abuse, with both Jamie and Marlayna's grandmother arguing for severe punishment. In Jamie's view, Richard is guilty of having "viciously murdered and abused" their little girl.

He'll have plenty of time to consider what he did: A judge sentenced him to 26 years in prison.

Here's a look at Richard's booking photo, followed by the 7News report.

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Richard Dolin.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

More from our Colorado Crimes archive circa August 2013: "Regina Marquez, who called child abuse claims 'ridiculous,' pleads guilty to child abuse."


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41 comments
maxonepercent
maxonepercent

Why do we even bother with prison for people like this?  Once he is convicted just kill him and get it over with.  A life for a life, that is true justice.

Pam Stiffler
Pam Stiffler

I can't even bring myself to read this... :,-(

spencer4444
spencer4444

It's on the news.  Even if he walks away from prison after doing time he will not survive long:  Society does not take kindly to baby killers.  What happened to Marlayna was sad to say the least.  I hope she goes to a happy place.  May she rest in peace.  :'(

Erica Vaughn
Erica Vaughn

They don't take kindly to kid killers in prison.

Kat Wolff
Kat Wolff

26 yrs isn't enough. Karma will get him.

Amber Rae Schultes
Amber Rae Schultes

It's so heartbreaking to see a 5 month old on life support.... God bless her little soul!!

davebarnes
davebarnes topcommenter

Shit!

Only 26 years.

Out in 13 with good behavior?

Melissa Snyder
Melissa Snyder

He should b beaten to death, I would've killed him if that was my baby

Barbara Harvey
Barbara Harvey

And mother needs to be sterilized. She did not protect her child.

Cristina Maria Ramos
Cristina Maria Ramos

Children are the most innocent n to end their life so fast like that deserves a hanging ! Simple as that!

Terri Ann Fox
Terri Ann Fox

-now this is heartbreaking to say the least. Never should have happened, poor baby!!

Erica Boniface
Erica Boniface

Oh. My. God. I am literally sick. Just sick over this. Disgusting monster.

Kristin Berryhill
Kristin Berryhill

He'll get what he deserves in prison... Ten times worse that what you or I could ever do. He deserves everything he has coming to him.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

In the U$A, a child is 10x more likely to be killed by Parents or family members than by Strangers.


Behold American Family Values!


Erin Donaldson
Erin Donaldson

I say beat him to death he doesn't deserve prison

Kylene Solomon
Kylene Solomon

This breaks my heart, I am at a loss for words... Prayers for that baby girl's momma and family!

Al Schafer
Al Schafer

I still have yet to understand how anyone can harm a child. Sick ass MF....

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

Damn, this is why I quit watching network news.  I can't take this shit.  

There isn't a punishment severe enough for this piece of garbage (but I bet I could think off a few that would be close).

shelleywhisler65
shelleywhisler65

I wish this was true but these guys do live in prison. And after prison. I hate it but it's true.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... yeah ... "god" blessed her little soul alright.



forkicks35
forkicks35

And your mother should be sterilized for giving birth to you..see how stupid that sounds? Mom wasn't there maybe she was at the store maybe she went to take a ps. Either way the police found no reason to charge her and neither should you.

forkicks35
forkicks35

Based on fable. Most times people like him are in segregation and other inmates don't know why you are there unless you tell them. Prison is not the anal rape fest fables would have you believe, Most inmates are doing their time and want to gtfo and back to life. 

The true punishment is the removal of  freedom with all that implies. This animals sentence is too light, He deserves life in prison.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Erin Donaldson  ... spoken like a typical "christian"

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Kylene Solomon  ... you braying to the same "god" that allowed this child to suffer and die?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@fishingblues  "but I bet I could think off [sic] a few that would be close"


Keep working on that GED, you just might pass it one day.

maxonepercent
maxonepercent

@forkicks35 well, he will probably be in with lifers and other violent scum like himself.  If the other whites find out he is a baby-killer he will find himself without any protection.  He will then be open to being victimized by other gangs, if he fights back he'll get additional charges and more time.  Long story short, we can all just hope he ends up getting shanked to death sometime in the next 20 years.

forkicks35
forkicks35

@DonkeyHotay Yours seems to be a sad bitter existence. Basing this on your own comment history. No God, The USA is a cesspool yada yada blah blah anger hate derision ad nauseum..Why are you here? 

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @fishingblues this from the uneducated twat that doesn't understand the relationship between singular and plural nouns.  Not to mention the ignorant fuck that thinks socialism and communism are the same thing.



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@forkicks35 ... speaking of "sad and bitter" ... are you acquainted with the "god" of the Holey Baable?


fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @fishingblues Tell me something stinky, have you been brushing up on your grammatical skills and studying political science?  If not, you are too stupid to post.  Please refrain.  You are an embarrassment. 

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