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Man Sentenced To 18 Years In Death Of Infant

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A Kentucky man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison on charges stemming from the death of an infant in his care.

The Daily News reports 39-year-old Chad Flora Lewis of Cave City was sentenced Monday in Barren Circuit Court according to terms of a plea agreement.

Lewis reached the plea agreement last month, days before a trial was to start in the 2015 death of 8-week-old Jalayah Grace Clark. Lewis pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and two drug counts. Originally, he had been charged with murder. Under the agreement, prosecutors sought an 18-year sentence.

According to previous court testimony, deputies said Lewis told investigators that he had been taking care of the girl while her mother worked and shook the crying child.

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