In his statement, Cooper also praised detectives from the Lawrenceburg Police Department and a victim witness coordinator.
Fisher’s trial regarding the abuse of baby Addilyn began recently with a reportedly surprising plea announcement. WTVF-TV reports Fisher pleaded guilty to an aggravated child abuse charge. The guilty plea plus his conviction means Fisher could face up to 50 years in prison, with a maximum sentence of 25 years for each charge, according to WTVF.
During the trial, Fisher reportedly admitted to beating Addilyn but said he did not want to kill her. WTFV, citing an affidavit, reports baby Addilyn was neglected and beaten to the "brink of death."
Fisher and Addilyn’s biological mother Brooklyn Tidwell were arrested in January 2019. Tidwell was taken in on a charge of aggravated child neglect.
Fisher is accused of abusing her on January 26, 2019, according to WZTV-TV. Fisher and Tidwell took Addilyn to Tennessee Regional Medical Center, but her injuries were reportedly so severe that she was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
WZTV reports Addilyn was placed into a medically induced coma at Vanderbilt Hospital because doctors needed to stop bleeding in her brain. She reportedly had broken bones and other internal injuries. She was about 2 months old at the time.
Addilyn was released from the hospital in March 2019, WTVF reports.