- Associated Press - Friday, May 15, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to 7 years in prison in the death of his infant son.

Twenty-year-old Tyrik Lamont Brown of Washington was sentenced Friday. He had pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of his son, Raj’saun Tyrik Brown.

According to the government’s evidence, Brown was caring for the infant on Oct. 29 while the child’s mother went to work. Prosecutors say Brown called the mother and said the baby was unresponsive. Raj’saun was pronounced dead at a hospital.

An autopsy determined that the cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries, including a skull fracture.

In addition to the prison sentence, Superior Court Judge Rhonda Reid Winston ordered Brown to undergo a psychiatric assessment, earn a GED, get grief counselling and take anger management classes.


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