Warren man gets prison time for death of girlfriend’s 3-year-old son

Arthur Harper was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison

Arthur Harper, Warren, charged with murder

WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – A Warren man found guilty of three felony charges in the death of a 3-year-old boy was sentenced on Monday.

Arthur Harper was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

In August, a jury found Harper guilty of murder, felonious assault and child endangering. 

Police said he was babysitting his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son, Russell Cottrill, last November when the boy suffered head trauma. He later died at the hospital.

 

Three-year-old Russell Cottrill died Monday at a Cleveland hospital after rescue crews were called to the boy's home. Police are investigating the child's death and have charged his step-father, Arthur Harper, with child endangering.
Russell Cottrill