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Chicago man sentenced to 14-year prison term in death of 9-week-old son


WAUKEGAN, Illinois — A Chicago man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for killing his 2-month-old son in Waukegan in 2013.

The (Waukegan) News-Sun reports (http://trib.in/1Ku1Y5d ) that 33-year-old Andre Sharkey pleaded guilty to felony involuntary manslaughter in exchange for the term. He originally was charged with first-degree murder before the plea deal.

The mother of the 9-week-old baby Samuel Sharkey brought him to a Waukegan hospital on Nov. 16, 2013. Police say the baby had "suspicious injuries." Authorities say Samuel died at the hospital of trauma to the abdomen.

Sharkey was held in the Lake County jail for more than a year a half and will receive credit for time served.

Information from: Lake County News-Sun, http://newssun.chicagotribune.com/

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