Man sentenced to 18 years in death of infant

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison on charges stemming from the death of an infant in his care.

The Daily News reports 39-year-old Chad Flora Lewis of Cave City was sentenced Monday in Barren Circuit Court according to terms of a plea agreement.

Lewis reached the plea agreement last month, days before a trial was to start in the 2015 death of 8-week-old Jalayah Grace Clark. Lewis pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and two drug counts. Originally, he had been charged with murder. Under the agreement, prosecutors sought an 18-year sentence.

According to previous court testimony, deputies said Lewis told investigators that he had been taking care of the girl while her mother worked and shook the crying child.


Information from: Daily News,

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12/12/2018 12:59:32 PM (GMT -5:00)

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