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Springfield Man Gets 16 Years for Child Beating
Springfield Man Gets 16 Years for Child Beating

Sixteen years in prison is the sentence given to a Springfield man convicted of severely beating his infant daughter last year and causing permanent brain damage.

Mark Willett, 23,¬†admitted throwing the eight-week-old girl onto a bed and shaking her when she wouldn’t stop crying.¬† Willett was convicted of aggravated battery to a child after a three-day trial in June.

Willett will have to serve at least 85-percent of his sentence under Illinois law.