A Granite City man has been sentenced to 24-years in prison for battering a 7-week-old infant he was caring for more than a year ago.  A jury found 21-year-old Kamryn Kerr guilty in January of beating the then 7-week-old causing multiple rib, leg and skull fractures.  The mother of the child is also facing charges. 

Kerr is listed as the child’s father.  He and 19-year-old Ashlee Wethington were each charged on September 10 of 2014 with aggravated battery to a child and endangering the life or health of a child.   Kerr must serve at least 85-pecent of his sentence – 8 years for each count of Aggravated Battery to a Child.  The case against Wethington is pending.  The child remains in foster care. 


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