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Kansas woman sentenced after child injured at home day care

March 29, 2019

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A 27-year-old Olathe woman was sentenced to more than seven years in prison after a child in her home day care was injured so badly he was left blind and with brain damage.

The Kansas City Star reports Paige Hatfield was sentenced Thursday for aggravated battery and operating an unlicensed day care.

Hatfield was found guilty in January of injuring 4-month-old Kingston Gilbert in January 2017.

Doctors at Children’s Mercy Hospital diagnosed the infant with abusive head trauma. Court records said a doctor told police the type of injuries are caused only by “violent non-accidental physical trauma.”

Hatfield testified at her trial that she did not hurt the child.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com