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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Man sentenced for hurting baby


A man accused of slapping his five-month-old baby was given prison time for his crime.

Dustin Tankersley of Green River appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at a sentencing hearing to four felony counts of child abuse and one count of aggravated child abuse.

In exchange for Tankersley’s guilty pleas to two counts of felony child abuse, he was given two, four-to 10-year prison sentences, which will run concurrently. He was given credit for 226 days of pre-sentence confinement. All of the other felony charges were dismissed.

According to court documents, on Aug. 26,...

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