Green River Star -

By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Abuser sentenced to prison


A Green River man will serve prison time for abusing an infant while the child was under his and his wife’s foster care.

Shane D. Nickell, 31, appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at a sentencing hearing to felony aggravated child abuse charges and child abuse charges.

Nickell was charged with five counts of aggravated child abuse and five counts of child abuse. In exchange for Nickell’s guilty plea to two counts of aggravated child abuse, the other charges were dismissed.

Nickell was given two 5-to-15 year prison sentences, which will run concurrently, and will...

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