Father Sentenced to Prison for Hurting Daughter

By WEEK Producer

September 30, 2010 Updated Sep 30, 2010 at 10:50 PM CDT

A Peoria Heights father has been sentence to eight and a half years in prison for hurting his 4-month-old daughter.

In August, Jerrold Eaton, 23, accepted a plea deal from the state.

The state dropped two of the three felony aggravated battery of a child charges against Eaton.

Eaton had previously admitted to twisting and pulling the 4-month-old infant's arms and legs when the child would not stop crying.

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