Judge John Henning has sentenced a pair for their roles in the February 2011 death of a 14-month-old boy.
Special Prosecutor Michael Parker said Christopher Sheppard was caring for Julia Mick's son, Rex Mick, when the child was left unattended in a sink. The child fell from the sink onto his head and later died. A medical examiner's report discovered other injuries on Rex Mick, some of which had already begun to heal at the time of death.
Judge Henning sentenced Sheppard to 15 years in prison plus 30 years of extended supervised release following his sentence. Judge Henning sentenced Mick to 3 to 15 years in prison plus 10 years of extended supervision following her release from prison. The pair were indicted on the charges in July 2013.
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