- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison for failing to seek medical attention for his 20-month-old son who was repeatedly abused and died as a result of the physical mistreatment inflicted by his mother.

Acting U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler says Francis Swan has been sentenced for his felony child abuse conviction. The Eagle Butte man pleaded guilty to the charge in March.

Swan was charged following the October death of his son near Eagle Butte.

Authorities say Swan exposed the baby to the abuse of Jordyn Blue Coat - Swan’s wife and the baby’s mother - and didn’t attempt to provide treatment for the boy’s many injuries, including fractures and burns.

Blue Coat pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.



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