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Coshocton Father Pleads Guilty to Murder of Infant Son

COSHOCTON (Ken Hines) -- A man will spend at least 15 years behind bars after pleading guilty to killing his 8-week-old son.

A Coshocton County judge sentenced Corey Lafferty to 15-years-to-life in prison on Monday after the defendant changed his plea to guilty in connection with the murder of his son, Raven, in September, 2012.

The two-month-old boy died days after he was hospitalized with multiple blunt injuries and swelling of the brain.

Lafferty initially claimed his son's injuries were caused by a fall from a swing. The baby's mother, Rachel Santos, was at work when her son was hurt.

"Corey, you took a big chunk of my heart out and stomped on it. This is something that [no] mother should have to go through," Santos said in court on Monday. "What I don't understand is, how can somebody be so heartless and selfish and take the life of a helpless child?"

Prosecutors agreed to drop a charge of child endangering in exchange for Lafferty's guilty plea on the murder count. Lafferty has also been ordered to pay $25,000 in fines and court costs.
 
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