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Associated Press, Published July 25 2013

ND man sentenced for fracturing daughter's skull

BISMARCK — A Bismarck man has been sentenced to four years in prison for allegedly causing his daughter's skull fracture.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that District Judge Bruce Romanick sentenced 39-year-old Robert Morton to 10 years in prison, with six years suspended.

Morton and 30-year-old Jessika Saegesser were arrested in November after taking their 4-month-old daughter to a hospital emergency room. They were charged with child abuse or neglect. Saegesser was sentenced earlier to five years in prison, with all the time suspended.

Morton said he dropped the infant and then took her to the hospital when her head began to swell. Authorities said doctors did not believe the injuries could have occurred in the way Morton said they did.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.