...James Parker, the assistant state attorney who prosecuted the case, said the child’s age and vulnerability, the trauma she suffered and that the abuse took place in the presence of her siblings all were factored in to his request for a 25-year prison sentence...
[FL] Now fired, Deputy Day convicted of breaking bones of his 3 month old daughter ...On July 26, 2010, doctors discovered that the infant had a skull fracture with bleeding on the brain and a broken leg... Day told his co-worker of having a “volcano” inside him said “at the worst time the volcano erupted”...
Read the original arrest report here.
FORMER WALTON COUNTY DEPUTY SENTENCED 15 YEARS FOR CHILD ABUSE: DeFuniak Springs- Judge Kelvin Wells sentenced Jerid Day to 15 years in prison after April’s conviction of child abuse and child neglect.
May 31, 2011
[Excerpts] A former Walton County Sheriff’s Deputy will be going to prison for abusing his infant daughter last year. Judge Kelvin Wells sentenced Jerid Day to 15 years in prison after April’s conviction of child abuse and child neglect... Day’s uncle took the stand telling the judge that the former Walton County Deputy suffered job-related post-traumatic stress disorder... Last July Day grabbed the three-month old by the foot and threw her into her crib, breaking her leg and fracturing her skull. Day’s ex-wife Christina Goss took the stand with Emma in her arms. "July 27th was the worst day of my life. He took away a father from all three of my children," she cried. Judge Wells sentenced Day to 15 years in prison followed by five years of probation. http://www.wjhg.com/home/headlines/Former_Walton_County_Deputy_sentenced_15_years_122905644.html
FORMER WALTON DEPUTY GETS 15 YEARS FOR AGGRAVATED CHILD ABUSE
May 31, 2011
[Excerpts] DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — Former Walton County Sheriff’s Deputy Jerid Day was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday for aggravated child abuse and child neglect. Day was convicted of the charges in April after jurors heard testimony that he had flung his 3-month-old child into her crib... The injuries were not reported until the day after the incident because Day didn’t say anything to his wife until then... “When Day’s wife noticed a soft spot and swelling on the baby’s skull, she sought medical care, which led to the discovery of the child’s serious injuries,” the news release [from the state attorney’s office] said. James Parker, the assistant state attorney who prosecuted the case, said the child’s age and vulnerability, the trauma she suffered and that the abuse took place in the presence of her siblings all were factored in to his request for a 25-year prison sentence... The infant victim’s 7-year-old sister testified during Day’s trial about hearing the abuse taking place... ... [Full article here]
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