- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) - A 27-year-old man charged with murder in the death of his infant daughter has been ordered to serve at least 60 years in prison.

The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner reports (https://bit.ly/2eTENnl ) Jacob Anthony Triplett was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest in the death of 4-month-old Susan Triplett. He was given additional time for several child abuse charges related to the abuse of Susan’s twin and his two sons, ages 2 and 4.

Doctors determined Susan was malnourished and dehydrated when she died in 2014.

An autopsy found signs of child abuse.

Triplett’s attorney unsuccessfully argued for a shorter sentence, saying his client has taken responsibility and had no criminal history.

Triplett’s wife is also charged in the case and faces 20 years to life in prison when she is sentenced.

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Information from: Rock Springs (Wyo.) Rocket-Miner, https://www.rocketminer.com

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