Steiger Gets Three and a Half Years for Son's Injuries

A father who pleaded no contest to first-degree child abuse will spend at least 3 1/2 years in prison.

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- A Grand Rapids-area man whose 3-week-old son was found with 19 bone fractures has been sentenced to at least 3 1/2 years in prison.

David Steiger of Sparta was sentenced Tuesday in Kent County Circuit Court. He earlier pleaded no contest to first-degree child abuse and could spend up to 10 years behind bars. A no contest plea isn't an admission of guilt but is treated as such for sentencing.

Steiger was charged after bringing the child to a hospital last year when the baby wouldn't stop crying.

Police say he told them that he pushed the baby's legs and heard a pop. Investigators say Steiger also said the boy fell off a couch.


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