A man who broke more than 20 bones in his infant daughter was sentenced to jail on Friday.
Root shook the 2-month-old and knelt on her legs while changing her diaper, according to court records. She suffered multiple broken bones, injuries to her face and brain bleeds, doctors said.
She was taken to the hospital where she was treated and released to a family member, according to the Northwestern.
Root was sentenced to six months in jail and seven years of probation for child neglect resulting in great bodily harm. He is also supposed to undergo counseling.
Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.
Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.