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Ohio man gets 8 years in shaken toddler case

7:00 AM, Jan 11, 2013   |    comments
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LEBANON, Ohio -- An Ohio man has been sentenced to eight years in prison after being convicted of causing severe brain injuries that left his fiance's toddler son in a vegetative state.

Thirty-year-old Jason Milby was found guilty of felonious assault and child endangering Thursday in Warren County. Judge Robert Peeler gave him the maximum allowable sentence.

Milby was accused of causing "neurologically devastating" injuries to the 2-year-old son of his fiance.

According to trial testimony, Milby was babysitting the child and his two siblings when the child was hurt in July 2011. The boy now cannot walk, talk, feed himself or see.

Experts testified that the child was either shaken or shaken with impact to his head.

A jury was unable to reach a verdict in Milby's first trial in June.

The Associated Press

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