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.