"His lawyer maintains that no one believes Shasteen intentionally hurt his daughter." Really???
Father Accepts Plea Deal in Child Cruelty Case
A Shasta County man accused of abusing his infant daughter will not spend any time in prison. 23-year-old Jimmy Shasteen was originally booked on child cruelty charges in April 2008. Investigators say in late March 2008, Shasteen's 4-week-old daughter started vomiting and having seizures. Doctors discovered her brain was bleeding and transferred her to U.C. Davis Medical Center. They found both her legs also had fractures.
Shasteen decided to accept a plea deal after the jury in his first trial deadlocked. If convicted he could have faced 12 years in prison.
Thursday morning, Shasteen was handed down a 6 month suspended sentence with six years of probation. If he violates his sentence, he will automatically head to prison for six years. His lawyer maintains that no one believes Shasteen intentionally hurt his daughter.