Jury Convicts Flint Man in Violent Beating of Daughter’s Boyfriend
Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton has announced a jury has convicted a Flint man for violently assaulting his daughter's boyfriend in 2012.
Forty-year-old Tmando Allen Denson of Flint was charged and convicted of assault with intent to murder after he severely beat his daughter's boyfriend on October 22, 2012. Denson has found the pair in his daughter's bedroom and suspected the pair were having or were about to have sex. At the time of the attack Denson's daughter was 15 and her boyfriend was 17.
According to testimony, Denson had gone to investigate a loud noise upstairs and found his daughter's boyfriend naked from the waist down. He then began beating the 17-year-old victim with his fists and shoe. Denson then ordered the pair to undress and began taking pictures of them with his cell phone. He then went downstairs to retrieve two knives which he then used to cut the 17-year-old victim in his back, shoulders and legs. After cutting the victim, Denson then ordered him to kiss his boot and just as the victim began to do so, Denson kicked him in the face. He then walked the victim outside and said he had done all he could to teach his daughter a lesson.
At trial however, both Denson's daughter and his wife testified on his behalf and his daughter had claimed she was being sexually assaulted by the victim. In a statement, Leyton said "while many fathers have an understandable desire to protect their daughters, this man's actions went far beyond any reasonable approach. Tmando Denson is a very violent man and there is absolutely no rationalization or comprehensible excuse for what he did."
Introduced as similar acts of violence during the trial against Denson were his 2002 conviction in Wayne County for shooting someone over a $75 drug debt. As a four-time habitual felony offender, Denson faces a minimum of 25 years and up to life in prison when he is sentenced on February 20th.