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.



Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press


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