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10-year sentence for abuse that nearly killed boy

Published On: Jan 04 2013 06:35:24 AM CST
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A Madison man has been sentenced to ten years in prison for physically abusing his former girlfriend's 4-year-old son who suffered brain damage and nearly died.

Twenty-seven-year-old Jerry Ehrett claimed the boy fell while riding his bike. But, a jury convicted Ehrett of child abuse causing great bodily harm. The State Journal (http://bit.ly/Z2oFAP ) reports a criminal complaint says Ehrett pushed the boy into a kitchen counter in August 2011.

Assistant District Attorney Matthew Moeser says the child nearly died, but survived with severe brain damage and will require lifelong care.

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