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Jayden Cangro was a happy loving 2 year old boy! He had a beautiful loving family. Jayden lived in Taylorsville, Utah. When Jayden was at home with his mom’s boyfriend while she worked, Jayden was thrown 9 feet and died from his injuries. Reports say Jayden would not stop crying and didnt want to go to bed.  An autopsy showed the toddler died of head trauma, and a medical examiner said there were bruises on the child's back, buttocks, chest, abdomen and face. He also had several broken ribs.  


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Man pleads guilty in death of ex-girlfriend's 2-year-old


Plea agreement gives him 0 to 5 years behind bars

 Published: Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007 12:22 a.m. MDT


By Linda Thomson, Deseret News


Carly Moore remembered that when she bid her 2-year-old son goodbye as she left for work the last time she saw him alive, Jayden Cangro didn't want her to leave.

 "The next time I saw him he was lying on a bed in the hospital," Moore told 3rd District Judge Stephen Henriod Friday. "I am haunted by the memory of holding my dead son wrapped in a blanket in a hospital room. I didn't want to let him go.

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 "The next time I saw him was in his casket, and he didn't look like himself; there was too much makeup to cover up the massive bruises on his face."

 Moore's ex-boyfriend, Phillip Justin Guymon, 30, on Friday pleaded guilty to beating the little boy and smashing him into a wall on July 31, 2006. An autopsy showed the toddler died of head trauma, and a medical examiner said there were bruises on the child's back, buttocks, chest, abdomen and face. He also had several broken ribs.

 Guymon had been baby-sitting Jayden and his 6-year-old sister but apparently grew enraged by Jayden's crying and reluctance to go to bed. Guymon told police several different stories about how the boy got hurt.

 Guymon was charged with second-degree felony child abuse homicide and pleaded guilty to that charge, but through a complex plea agreement was sentenced for a third-degree felony, which is zero to five years behind bars.

 "There's no way you can replace the life of a child," Henriod said. "I'm going to make the strongest possible recommendation I can make (to the board of pardons) that you serve every single day of your sentence."

 Guymon made no statement in court other than briefly answering the judge's questions.

 But Jayden's mother had a great deal to say.

 "Phillip had a bad temper, and he took it out on a beautiful baby boy," Moore said, weeping. "Nothing will ever be enough justice for my sweet little boy."

 She said she thinks of her lost child every day and sleeps with half of Jayden's favorite blanket. "The other half was buried with him."

 Nanci Thamert, Moore's mother and Jayden's grandmother, glared at Guymon as she recounted the pain her family has endured.

 "This shouldn't have happened — you're a monster," she told Guymon, with sorrow and outrage in her voice.

 Thamert said Guymon could have taken a deep breath and just walked away if he could not deal with a crying child. He also could have called her or Moore to come and take charge of Jayden and his terrified sister.

 "What a big man you are, Phillip," Thamert jeered, peering intently at Guymon, who was staring at the floor. "You aren't looking at me, but I'm looking at you. There's a place in hell for people like you."

 Earlier in Henriod's court, another man received two prison terms of up to 15 years each for drug crimes. Thamert said she understood legal complications made a plea bargain the best way to go in Guymon's case, and it did produce a conviction. But to her, Guymon's sentence seems pathetically light for killing a toddler.

 "Five years for a death," Thamert said. "I just think kids don't have any rights."



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Birth:  May 18, 2004
Death:  Jul. 31, 2006

He is survived by his mommy Carly, 'sissy' Taylor, father James, Nana, Poppy, Uncle Rees, Aunt Brandy, Grandma Carol and all family and close friends. He came down and touched all of our hearts in such a way it will last forever. From Salt Lake Tribune:A police statement says Phillip J. Guymon admitted to lifting a toddler and throwing him across the room.
The boy, 2-year-old Jaden Cangro, died Monday night from his injuries.
Police aren't sure Guymon is telling them the entire truth about what happened to the boy, but they gathered sufficient evidence to book Guymon into the Salt Lake County jail on Tuesday without bail.
Detectives "are really digging into this and seeing what he said and what the physical evidence says," said Murray police spokesman Kenny Bass.
Jaden lived with his 5-year-old sister, their mother and Guymon, her boyfriend, in a house in the 1200 West block of Eagle Nest Drive (6110 South) in Taylorsville.
Guymon was caring for the children Monday while their mother was at work, police said. A police statement filed with the jail says Guymon told investigators the boy was crying and Guymon placed him in a crib or bed.
Guymon shut the door then opened it again sometime later, the statement says. He yelled at Jaden and the boy fell out of the bed, according to the statement.
Then Guymon claims, according to the statement, he picked up Jaden and threw him. Police said Jaden landed about nine feet from the crib.

But police aren't certain that's what happened. Bass said the statement filed with jail recounts one of multiple statements made by Guymon.
"Some were true and some were not," Bass said.
The state medical examiner took Jaden's body on Tuesday and Bass said detectives are waiting for autopsy results to learn whether the trauma to Jaden is consistent with Guymon's statements.
Guymon called 911 about 7 p.m. The dispatcher reported to police the child was not breathing, Bass said.
A helicopter flew Jaden to Primary Children's Medical Center, but there was a discrepancy Tuesday about whether he died at the hospital or en route.
Bass said police had no previous reports of child abuse at Jaden's home. Guymon has convictions in Utah district courts for misdemeanor drug possession

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