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Colorado parents sentenced for abusing 4-year-old daughter

Posted at 2:42 PM, May 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-12 16:42:42-04

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A Durango man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for abusing his 4-year-old daughter under a plea agreement.

The Durango Herald reports that 35-year-old Morgan Abbey admitted during the hearing Friday that he had abused his daughter, who has remained in a coma since being treated for serious injuries in January 2018.

Police have not determined exactly how the girl was injured but believe Abbey swung the child by her feet and caused her to hit her head. Doctors found a skull fracture and bruises all over her body.

The girl's mother, 35-year-old Andrea Wyne, also pleaded guilty to a lesser child abuse charge and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, followed by 10 years of probation. Wyne is prohibited from contacting her children while on probation.