Wisconsin father gets 6 months for beating infant, breaking 20 bones


A Wisconsin man convicted of beating his 2-month-old daughter — breaking more than 20 of the infant’s bones and causing bleeding in her brain — has been sentenced to six months behind bars.

The jail term for Richard A. Root, 21, of Oshkosh, was part of seven years of probation for child neglect resulting in great bodily harm, the Oshkosh Northwestern reported.

Winnebago County Circuit Judge Thomas Gritton also ordered Root to avoid alcohol and drugs, keep a steady job or attend school full time, and undergo counseling, the newspaper reported.READ MORE


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