It is very typical, point the finger of blame to another to take the focus off of the guilty one. Amy is a good and loving person who has had the largest part of her life violently ripped to shreds by this worthless individual. I never cared for eric, but I never suspected he had that kind of evil inside of him. eric didn't take a plea bargain, in my opinion, cause he didn't have the smarts to know that he should. He has no ability to think for himself, he must be told what to do or he is lost. Well, now he has no shortage of people to tell him what to do and when to do it. It is just what he deserves. I am sure he will make many new friends who will understand why he beat his infant daughter a shoved her into a toybox that was half her size. I don't think he will be playing any video games for a long, long time. Maybe he will come to regret his actions, but I will not be holding my breath. there is nothing accidental about what he did to Abbey! He is right where he belongs and he should remain locked up for the remainder of his pathetic existance. I will never get to see my niece grow and become a beautiful young lady with all of lifes opportunities wide open to her. Amy is a much stronger person than I am. I wouldn't have had the strength to withstand such a life altering ordeal with the restraint and dignity that she did. Amy and Abbey are the victims in this case. Not eric or his family. And thank you to Detective Ballentine, the prosecuters, and everyone else responsible for making this case and bringing the GUILTY to justice.