Dylan Schumaker is a criminal who was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend's toddler son last year was given the maximum penalty. He was a Springville teenager. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the tragic death of his girlfriend's toddler son.


What happened with Dylan Schumaker?

For the death of 23-month-old Austin Smith on March 19, 2018, while Dylan Schumaker was watching the boy and his younger brother while their mother, his girlfriend, was at work, Schumaker received a sentence ranging from 25 years to life in jail.

The jury found him guilty of second-degree murder and child abuse leading in death. During the trial, evidence was presented that showed Schumaker had a history of violence and neglect towards the children.


He was convicted in a jury trial, in 2014. The sentencing judge stated that the seriousness of the crime and the impact on the victim's family warranted a lengthy prison term.

Dylan Schumaker's age

Dylan Schumaker age is 26 years old, as of 2023. He was 17 years old in 2014 when he was went to prison.

It was claimed by the prosecution that Schumaker struck Smith multiple times in the head. Some say he tried to silence the boy's cries by covering his face with a pillow and then beating him three times.


State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller reportedly termed Schumaker "a manipulator and deceiver" and referenced 13 letters from witnesses and family members before handing down the maximum penalty, as reported by the Buffalo News.