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Man accused of injuring 2-month-old daughter gets 8-10 years

Man accused of injuring 2-month-old daughter gets 8-10 years

FRANKLIN, Neb. (AP) – A south-central Nebraska man accused of injuring his 2-month-old daughter has been sent to prison.

Court records say 21-year-old Dalton Howard, of Upland, was sentenced Tuesday in Franklin to eight to 10 years in prison and given credit for 182 days already served. He’d pleaded guilty to attempted intentional child abuse. Prosecutors had lowered the charge in exchange for his plea.

Howard was arrested in February 2016 after the girl was taken by her mother to a Minden hospital, where the baby was found to have bruising and a brain bleed. The little girl eventually was taken to an Omaha hospital for treatment.

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