QUEENSBURY - Gary Waite didn't testify in his own defense during last month's murder trial, but he did speak briefly at his sentencing on Thursday as the judge told Waite he's going to prison for 25 years to life.
Waite was convicted of murder last month in the death of his son, 15-month-old Jesse James Smith.
A jury took just two hours to find that he acted with depraved indifference toward human life when he caused the head injuries that killed his child.
When Waite spoke, he didn't apologize for harming his own son, but he did say he wished things turned out differently.
"I wish that it turned out differently. I wish I was more stronger to call 911, but I am completely sorry. I wish I had more strength to call 911 instead of having my sister call because I couldn't talk," he said.