Man Gets 13 Years in Prison in Daughter's Death

8 years 7 months 1 week ago Tuesday, August 30 2011 Aug 30, 2011 Tuesday, August 30, 2011 6:55:00 AM CDT August 30, 2011 in News
By: The Associated Press

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.

 

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