Man who killed son near Anaconda to be sentenced in early April


BUTTE, Mont. - A Washington state man who killed his 3-year-old son just outside Anaconda will be sentenced early next month.

Jeremy Cramer pleaded guilty to beating and stabbing Broderick Cramer after taking him from his Lacey, Wash., home last July.

Cramer was arrested at an Anaconda convenience store trying to wash blood off his clothes on July 8. The boy's body was found in a field the next day.

A plea agreement recommends life in prison with no restrictions on the possibility of parole.

Presentencing documents have been sealed -- those are the documents the judge uses to help determine how much time Cramer should serve.

Authorities have never said why Cramer took his son from their home or why he stopped in Anaconda.

NBC Montana dug in to Cramer's background and found he did at ne time live in the Bozeman and Anaconda area. A background check found Cramer lived in Anaconda between August 1997 and June 2001.

The address he gave to authorities when he was first arrested went to an apartment Cramer rented in Bozeman between June 2000 and August 2001.

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