- Associated Press - Friday, April 6, 2018

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A judge has sentenced a 25-year-old man to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the death of a northern Colorado infant.

The Coloradoan reports that Eighth Judicial District Judge Stephen Howard imposed the sentence Thursday on Juan Canales-Hernandez, who was convicted earlier this week by a jury of first-degree murder, child abuse and two other charges.

Prosecutors said Canales-Hernandez caused the death of 11-month-old RaeLynn Martinez in 2016 when he threw a chair at the child. Martinez was the daughter of Canales-Hernandez’s then-girlfriend.


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Canales-Hernandez was on parole at the time for seriously injuring a 2-year-old boy in 2013.

Canales-Hernandez declined to address the court during the proceedings.



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Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan, http://www.coloradoan.com

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