Nielsen gets life sentence

ROCK SPRINGS - Christopher James Nielsen has been sentenced to life in prison without parole on first-degree murder charges for the death of a 5-year-old boy in his care.

Nielsen's argued sentencing hearing was conducted via video before Judge Suzannah Robinson on Thursday in Sweetwater County Third District Court.

Nielsen, 27, was arrested Nov. 14, 2019, and originally charged with aggravated child abuse due to injuries sustained by a boy in his care in Green River. The 5-year-old was transported to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County and then flown to Primary Children's Hospital in Salt L...


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