Dad ALLEN RAGAN has pleaded guilty to beating his infant daughter, who suffered from head injuries and a broken leg in the assault.
Man pleads guilty to beating newborn
JEFFERSON CITY -- A Jefferson City man charged with beating his newborn daughter has pleaded guilty and will spend the next seven years behind bars.
A judge sentenced Allen Ragan to seven years in prison on Wednesday. Ragan was 18 when he attacked his infant daughter on Super Bowl Sunday back in February.
The little girl, Kira Ragan, survived but spent more than two weeks in a St. Louis hospital recovering from head injuries and a broken leg.
Online court records show that Ragan pleaded guilty to three felony charges: second-degree assault, endangering the welfare of a child and child abuse.
The prison terms will be served concurrently for a total of seven years.