A man accused of shaking his infant son in frustration will serve time in prison.
Gabriel Cooper, 20, who previously lived in Greenwood, pleaded guilty to a charge of neglect of a dependent and was sentenced to six years in prison.
Cooper was arrested in May 2011 after he told police he shook his 3-month-old baby after he got frustrated with his crying. Doctors told police that the infant had an area of bleeding on the brain and a subdural hematoma, which is a traumatic brain injury in which blood gathers on part of the brain. The injuries were consistent with shaking.
Cooper said the baby was doing better now, but Johnson County Deputy Prosecutor Doug Cummins said the baby is too young for doctors to know the full impact of the brain injury he suffered.