Wichita man sentenced for abusing his infant son

April 22, 2019 - 8:20 pm

A man has been sentenced in a case of abuse against his 2-month old son.

Thomas Avery Harper of Wichita, was sentenced Friday to six years and four months in prison.  Prosecutors dropped an attempted murder charge in exchange for his guilty plea to aggravated battery and child abuse that stems from an incident that took place last October.

The Wichita Eagle reports that police were alerted to a possible child abuse case at Wesley Medical Center.  The boy's mother, 20, told police the child had several injuries when she returned home after leaving the baby in his father's care.

The child was treated for injuries that resulted from a beating.

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