Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Baby's Death

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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Friday, August 05, 2011

Shawn Blackburn will spend just over ten years in prison for the death of 10-month-old Karsyn Young.

Friday afternoon, Blackburn was sentenced to 123 months in jail after he plead guilty to second-degree reckless murder in the death of the child.

Young was his ex-girlfriend's son. He died of blunt-force trauma in March 2010.

Under a plea agreement, Blackburn agreed the killing was unintentional but reckless. The plea agreement was made back in early June, giving him a lesser charge, from first-degree murder to second-degree reckless murder.

Blackburn was also ordered to pay restitution costs for Young's funeral.

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