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Five Year Sentence For Father Who Broke Infant Son’s Ribs

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File photo of a gavel (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Manchester man has been sentenced to five years in prison for breaking 16 of his baby’s 24 ribs during a fit of anger.

 The Journal Inquirer reports  that 21-year-old Anthony Good was sentenced in Hartford Superior Court on Monday after pleading guilty to risk of injury to a minor. He was ordered to have no contact with the boy until he’s 18 years old.

Staff at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center discovered the 11-week-old boy’s injuries on Sept. 11 when he was brought in for fussiness and sleeping problems.

Good later told police he got angry when the boy was being fussy one night. He said he squeezed the baby, then heard cracking noises.
Good’s lawyer says Good made a “critical error in judgment,” but isn’t a bad person.
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Information from: Journal Inquirer, http://www.journalinquirer.com
(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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