JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro man was convicted of first degree battery Wednesday after a two-day trial.
Paul M. Suchey Jr., 31, was sentenced to 35 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections for battery of his then four-month-old child.
On September 2, 2013, Suchey's wife came home from work and found that their baby had a swollen head and was crying uncontrollably.
According to a press release from Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington's office, the child was taken to the St. Bernards emergency room and treated for a depressed skull fracture.
Suchey was questioned about the child's injuries and said that the child may have hit his knee while being rocked, then later said the child may have been injured after accidentally hitting the doorframe of the bedroom.
Suchey would not say anything else and was arrested.
The child was later taken to LeBonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis for further treatment.
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