Sunday, October 21, 2012

Dad convicted of abusing 3-month-old son; gets 5 years in prison (Yulee, Florida)

Dad is identified as STEPHEN GMELIN II.

Posted: 6:28 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012

Father convicted in child abuse

 By WOKV News Team Yulee, Florida — A Nassau County man has been convicted of abusing a three-month-old.

In December 2009, 30-year-old Andrew Stephen Gmelin II was watching his three-month-old son when the child was injured and taken to the hospital. Doctors determined the infant has been a victim of abuse. Further evidence showed Gmelin shook the infant, causing his brain to bleed.

Gmelin will be sentenced November 15. He faces five years in prison.