Traverse City Man Heading to Prison for Murdering Girlfriend’s Baby

A Traverse City man will spend decades behind bars.

He’s accused of murdering his girlfriend’s three-week old baby daughter.

A judge sentenced Thomas Weatherholt to 35 to 70 years in prison.

He’s accused of slamming Havona Hawsawi’s head against a hard surface last August.

The investigation shows the child died from severe head trauma, among other injuries.

Weatherholt had pleaded no contest to second degree murder.

So he accepts the punishment, but does not admit guilt.