DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - "It makes me feel angry," says Justin Hasty.
He's furious after finding out what happened inside a Montgomery County courtroom Thursday.
His 19-month-old son Takota was cut, beaten and burned before he was taken to Dayton Children's Hospital in April, according to prosecutors.
The toddler died a few days later.
Prosecutors say that make-up was used to try to cover up Takota's injuries.
His mother, Crystal Laurel pleaded guilty Thursday to involuntary manslaughter, tampering with evidence and child abuse.
Laurel faces 4 to 7 years in prison, according to the plea deal... but Takota's father wanted a harsher punishment.
"The most she can get is 7 years and I mean, that's like, I can't even believe. I can't even imagine. I mean, 7 years, for taking somebody's life and letting it happen, letting the guy do it and knowing and covering it up with make-up," comments Justin.
Laurel must also testify against her boyfriend, Dustin Rybak.
He faces murder charges in the toddler's death.
Rybak's attorney pleaded not guilty on his behalf Thursday.
Takota's father hopes he spends the rest of his life behind bars.
"He needs to do life without parole. He's got to get that. I mean, he took my son away from me and I'll never get my son back," says Justin,
Takota would've turned two years old Sunday.
To remember him, his father will be holding a balloon launch at Rorher Park in Riverside at 7:45 on Sunday night and he's inviting you to attend.
Both Laurel and Rybak are behind bars on $1 million bond.
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