- Associated Press - Friday, September 23, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Portland man has been found guilty of assaulting his infant son, who is now blind and nearly brain dead.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://bit.ly/2cVzki3 ) that a jury convicted 29-year-old Awes Sheikhuna of first-degree assault and criminal mistreatment in connection with the June 2015 incident.

Prosecutors argued that Sheikhuna was unhappy about having to watch his then-3-month-old son, Anwar, and the boy’s 2-year-old brother while their mother was at work. They say Sheikhuna became angry and shook and hit the baby after he had been crying.

Paramedics responded to the home to find the boy unconscious and took him to the hospital for treatment.

Sheikhuna’s attorney maintained that the baby suffered a blood clot from natural causes that led to his injuries.

Sheikhuna faces at least 7 ½ years in prison.


Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, https://www.oregonlive.com

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