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Father gets up to 5 years in prison for fatal shaking

Father gets up to 5 years in prison for fatal shaking



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FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) -- A 30-year-old Layton man will spend up to five years in prison for shaking his son to death.

Bradley Crook had pleaded guilty to child-abuse homicide, a third-degree felony. His son, Kayden, was 5 weeks old when he died in April 2007.

Second District Judge Rodney Page says there's no question Crook was sorry for what he did, but the justice system must protect children.

Crook apologized and said he loved his son. Defense attorney Gilbert Athay says Crook's shaking of the baby was a sudden outburst. His wife was not at home at the time.

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Information from: Standard-Examiner

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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