Father sentenced for battering baby

By Alex Davis | adavis@wcia.com, Erica Quednau | equednau@wcia.com

Published 05/13 2014 04:04PM

Updated 12/03 2014 06:50PM

Update: 5:04 pm, 12/3/14, Wednesday
DECATUR -- An area dad will spend decades behind bars for abusing his baby. 32-year old Jared Seymour has been sentenced to 24-years in prison. He beat, shook and squeezed his 3-month old son, in May.

The baby's mother, Isabella Morgenroth, is set to appear in court Thursday. She too, was charged with aggravated battery to a child.
Original: 4:04 pm, 5/13/14, Tuesday
MACON COUNTY -- A Decatur man was arrested after his baby ended up at the hospital. 31-year old Jared Seymour faces aggravated battery charges.

The Macon County State's Attorney says the baby's mom took the three-month old to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. They include bleeding on the brain, bruising and a bite mark on the cheek.

Authorities say Seymour admitted being responsible and shaking the baby a few days earlier. The baby is being treated at Children's Hospital of Illinois, in Peoria. No word on his condition.

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