Thomas Rowley sentenced to life for killing infant son

Thomas and Milo Rowley (Ada County Sheriff’s Office; KTVB screenshot)

A 25-year-old father in Idaho may spend the rest of his days behind bars for brutally killing his infant son three years ago, beating the child until he was brain dead then waiting several hours before seeking any medical assistance.

Ada County District Judge James S. Cawthon on Monday ordered Thomas Rowley to serve a sentence of life in a state department of correction facility with the possibility for parole after a minimum of 25 years for the June 2020 slaying of 4-month-old Milo Rowley, authorities announced.

“I recognize no sentence handed down today can ease the unbearable loss to Milo’s family. On behalf of my office, I extend our sincerest condolences to Milo’s mother and family,” Ada County Prosecutor Jan Bennetts said in a statement following the sentencing hearing.

“The abuse and homicide of a child is heartbreaking, and I want to acknowledge the tireless efforts by all who worked on this case, from my trial team, the medical experts, to the Boise Police Detectives whose dedication and hard work on this homicide allowed my office to successfully prosecute and serve justice in this case,” the statement continued.

Rowley was arrested and pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree murder in his son’s death in September 2020. Following a month-long criminal trial, a jury in March 2023 deliberated for only about six hours before finding Rowley guilty of intentionally murdering young Milo.

Thomas Rowley sentenced to life for killing infant son

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