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Denver grandmother sentenced to prison for abusing 6-month-old grandson

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Posted at 10:54 AM, Jan 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-02 12:54:13-05

DENVER – A Denver woman has been sentenced to prison for slamming her 6-month-old grandson onto a bed, causing serious injuries.

Rebecca Laca, 57, pleaded guilty in November to a child abuse charge of negligently causing serious bodily injury. She was sentenced on Friday to seven years in prison and ordered to pay more than $9,000 in restitution.

Prosecutors said Laca was taking care of the boy in November 2016 when she “became upset” with the boy and slammed him on a bed.

A probable cause statement from police stated the boy suffered a subdural brain bleed and bleeding in the back of his eyes as a result of the abuse.