Man convicted of toddler murder up for parole

Published On: Apr 17 2013 02:56:23 PM EDT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -

The man convicted in the 1989 murder of a 2-year-old who was dunked head-first into a toilet won't be eligible for parole for another 71 years.

The Florida Parole Commission heard 46-year-old Thomas Coe's case on Wednesday. They set what is called a "presumptive release date" for July 2084.

Coe has been in prison since August 1990 and must serve a mandatory minimum of 25 years. He received a life sentence in the death of stepson Bradley McGee in Polk County.

Coe punished the boy for soiling his pants by lifting him by his ankles and repeatedly dunking him into a toilet. Bradley died the next day of head injuries.