GRETNA, La. (AP) — A 24-year-old Harvey man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for causing a brain injury to his 3-month-old son.

The Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office said Jeffery Lebouef Jr. was sentenced Friday. He had pleaded guilty earlier in the week to second-degree cruelty to a juvenile.

Lebouef was arrested on Nov. 4, 2015. Authorities said he and his girlfriend had rushed their child to a hospital because he had seizures and was unresponsive.

The district attorney's news release said the baby had been violently shaken, causing what is termed "abusive head trauma."

The baby's mother testified Friday that the child may require surgery as a result of the incident.


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