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Parker man gets prison in shaken-baby case

PHOENIX — A Parker man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison in
a shaken-baby case.

Federal prosecutors said Jerrod Darrell Aspa, 22, will be on five years
of supervised release after finishing his prison term.

Aspa pleaded guilty in February to assault resulting in serious bodily injury
to a child under age 18. Authorities said the baby now is physically and mentally
disabled.

According to the plea agreement, Aspa was at home with two children on June
7, 2011 when he became angry and shook a 4-month-old child multiple times.

Authorities said Aspa left the room and returned 15 minutes later to find the
infant in physical distress.

The child was airlifted to a Phoenix hospital, where doctors concluded the
victim’s injuries were consistent with severe shaking.