Prison Time for Dad Who Broke Baby Daughter's Arms, Legs

A local dad will spend eight years in prison for breaking his baby daughter's arms and legs, court officials said.

Morice Wilkerson was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison, to be suspended after eight. He will also serve five years of probation, according to the court clerk in Fairfield.

Wilkerson was previously convicted of risk of injury to a minor in third-degree assault.

The Hearst Connecticut Media Group reports that the injuries to Wilkerson's daughter occurred in 2012. Wilkerson and his wife could not explain what caused the little girls broken bones.

The girl is now in the custody of the Department of Children and Families and will be adopted, Hearst reports.

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