Guilty Plea in Baby's Death

1 decade 3 years 1 month ago Wednesday, January 10 2007 Jan 10, 2007 Wednesday, January 10, 2007 6:55:01 PM CST January 10, 2007 in News
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HILLSBORO (AP) - A Jefferson County man faces sentencing March 13 after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of his three-month-old son. Michael Butler of Arnold entered the plea yesterday in the 2003 death of Tyler Butler. Authorities say the child had several skull fractures and internal injuries consistent with being shaken or struck. The 29-year-old father was initially charged with second-degree murder. In exchange for his guilty plea, the charge was reduced. A ten-year sentence is recommended.

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