A former City Springs Elementary School tutor will spend the next three months in jail after pleading guilty to slamming a 7-year-old student's head into a wall.
Baltimore Circuit Judge Charles J. Peters said Timothy Randall Korr, 26, committed "a monstrous act" and sentenced him to 10 years with all but 90 days suspended at a hearing Wednesday afternoon.
Many members of the school's staff packed the courtroom to show their support for Korr.
Korr entered an Alford plea on one count of second-degree child abuse after surveillance video captured him shoving the child's head into a cinderblock wall at the Southeast Baltimore school on Nov. 28.
In an Alford plea, defendants maintain their innocence but acknowledge that the state has enough evidence for a conviction.
Korr spoke at the hearing, beginning with an apology to Jackson and her son. He stated several times that he never intended to injure the child. He told the judge he had been told by two students that the boy had a gun, and he was trying to carry him the the principal's office.
Leitess said a plastic cap gun was later recovered.
Korr said he attempted to turn the child so he could see to walk down the stairs and did not know how the child was injured.
But Peters questioned his account, asking if Korr saw the video, and said, "You've got to be horrified?"