Man Sentenced In Shaken Baby Case

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Associated Press

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Updated Thu, Mar 28, 2013 1:10 pm

A 44-year-old man has been sentenced to nearly two decades in prison in the shaking death of his girlfriend's 10-month-old baby in central Ohio.

Prosecutors say Wayne Martin Walker caused the death of the infant in November at her home in Laurelville.

As part of a plea bargain, he pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and child endangering Wednesday in Circleville and was sentenced to 19 years in prison.

Deputies say the child's 24-year-old mother had called 911 to report that her infant son was unresponsive. The child suffered injuries consistent with shaken-baby syndrome and died later at a Columbus hospital.

Authorities said Walker fled after the child was injured. He was arrested after he stepped off a Greyhound bus in Sacramento, Calif., on Dec. 2.

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