- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 14, 2015

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A Fargo man accused of falling asleep and smothering his 2-month-old daughter after a night of drinking last summer will not serve any more time in jail.

WDAY-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1HtpDfY ) that 30-year-old Nicholas Desjarlais (duh-ZHAR’-lay) on Monday was sentenced to time served and two years of probation.

Desjarlais had been held in jail for about five months on a negligent homicide charge that carried a maximum punishment of five years in prison. He initially pleaded not guilty but changed his plea on Monday before being sentenced.

Desjarlais and his wife, Melinda, have four other children. Melinda Desjarlais wrote a letter to the judge asking for her husband’s release.

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Information from: WDAY-TV, https://wday.com

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