WENY News - Father Pleads Guilty to Beating Infant Son

Father Pleads Guilty to Beating Infant Son

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NUNDA, NY (WENY) -- A man from Nunda is facing 14 years behind bars after severely beating his 11-week-old son.

Brock Hyde pleaded guilty to Assault and Reckless Assault of a Child, causing a fractured skull, broken ribs and swelling of the brain.

The incident happened in February when the injuries were discovered by a doctor after the boy was brought in for a check-up.

In a statement, the District Attorney's office said "The injuries he inflicted upon a defenseless child represent a despicable act and the injuring of an eleven-week-old child is one of the most heinous crimes a person can commit."

Hyde is awaiting his August sentencing in Livingston County Jail.

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