Man Gets 15 Years for Shaking Baby to Death

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) -- A central Florida man has been sentenced to
15 years in prison for violently shaking his infant nephew to
death.

A Polk County judged sentenced 30-year-old Gary Sipek on
Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter of a
child.

Authorities say Sipek was babysitting 5-month-old Bryden Rideaux
and three other children in July 2010. Sipek initially told deputies that he put the child in a playpen and later found the baby unresponsive.

He later changed his story, saying he shook the infant after becoming frustrated with his crying.

Autopsy results concluded the child died from injuries consistent with "shaken baby syndrome."

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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