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Man gets 8 ½ years in federal prison for abusing infant on the Gila River Indian Community


PHOENIX — A man has been sentenced to 8 ½ years in federal prison for injuring an infant he was babysitting on the Gila River Indian Community.

Federal prosecutors say 41-year-old Christopher Earl Terry also was sentenced Thursday to three years of supervised release following his prison term.

Terry previously pleaded guilty to one count of child abuse.

Prosecutors say Terry seriously injured the baby boy at a residence within the reservation west of Phoenix.

Details weren't immediately disclosed by prosecutors in the case.

In deciding the sentence, U.S. District Judge Diane Humetewa rejected Terry's contention that he injured the child during rough play.

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