- Associated Press - Friday, January 9, 2015

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A southwestern Illinois man has been convicted of abusing a 7-week-old boy so severely that he broke the child’s skull, one of his legs and several ribs.

The (Alton) Telegraph (https://bit.ly/1xPhH7r ) reports that a Madison County jury deliberated less than two hours Thursday before finding 20-year-old Kamryn Kerr of Granite City guilty of four counts of aggravated battery to a child.

The child’s mother, 19-year-old Ashlee Wethington, also is charged. She has pleaded not guilty, and her case is pending.

Kerr and Wethington were arrested last September after the injured baby was brought to a hospital.

The child’s grandmother, Peggy Wethington, says her grandson has recovered and is in foster care.

Kerr’s sentencing date was not immediately set. He faces up to 120 years in prison.


Information from: The Telegraph, https://www.thetelegraph.com



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