Man sen­tenced for in­fant’s death

Texarkana Gazette - - NEWS -

NEW­PORT, Ark.—A judge has sen­tenced a north­east Arkansas man to 25 years in prison af­ter he pleaded guilty to sec­ond-de­gree murder in the death of a 10-month-old girl.

Prose­cut­ing At­tor­ney Henry Boyce says 21-yearold Ben­jamin Col­lier of New­port was sen­tenced on Fri­day in the death of an in­fant who was found dead in an apart­ment in New­port on Sept. 10, 2017.

The child was re­ported to be un­re­spon­sive when of­fi­cers were called to the scene. Med­i­cal per­son­nel later found the child dead.

Boyce says in a state­ment that in­ves­ti­ga­tors de­ter­mined that the child “died as the re­sult of a closed head in­jury.”

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