Man Gets 13 Years in Prison in Daughter's Death
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) -- A St. Charles County man has been sentenced to 13 year in prison in the death of his 10-month-old daughter.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 25-year-old James L. Harris Jr. pleaded guilty Monday to abuse of a child.
Prosecutors say he violently shook the girl and struck her head on the arm of a living room sofa in July 2010. Harris told police shortly after the assault he did it because the baby would not stop crying.