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Man gets 6 years for injuring toddler

By The Associated Press

This article was published August 14, 2014 at 7:08 a.m.

TEXARKANA — An Arkansas man has been sentenced to six years in prison for punching a 15-month-old girl and fracturing her skull.

The Texarkana Gazette reported that a Miller County jury gave 30-year-old Brock Jernigan a maximum sentence Wednesday afternoon. Jurors found Jernigan guilty of second-degree battery in the 2010 assault.

Jernigan initially told authorities he didn't know how the child was injured. They say he later confessed to punching her in the back of the head as she lay facedown on a bed. He told them he hit the girl so hard his knuckles hurt.

Jernigan's attorney said his client's confession was fabricated under pressure from investigators.

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LR1955 says... August 14, 2014 at 10:41 a.m.

Hope this animal feels some pressure to his backside from his fellow inmates.

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SUPERDUTY says... August 14, 2014 at 11:59 a.m.

How about punching a full grown man you coward? I thought I was the only one that used the "pressure" comment.

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mitchstoner says... August 14, 2014 at 2:39 p.m.

I believe there are some crimes worthy of the death penalty. Here's a good example.

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