BIRTH: February 22, 2008
DEATH: March 4, 2009
Dominic, 1, was beaten to death in his home along with his mother, Laura McQueen, 24. Whatcom County Medical Examiner determined they died of blows to their heads, faces and necks. Laura’s boyfriend, who was not Dominic’s father, pleaded guilty to two counts of second degree murder and was sentenced to 41 years in prison.
Judge Ira Uhrig spoke the murderer and said this to him – “It would be bad enough if we were talking about one life, but we’re talking about two and that’s almost unfathomable,” Uhrig said. “Some of those most affected may choose to forgive you, Mr. Johnson. That’s their individual choice. It would be far better if they forget about you.”