Sunday, December 2, 2012

Dad gets six years for shooting 7-month-old son (Jacksonville, Florida)

Dad is identified as JUSTIN SATTERFIELD.

Father gets six years in baby's shooting

Published: 11/30 9:19 pm
Updated: 11/30 9:36 pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A father was sentenced to six years in prison for accidentally shooting his baby.

Justin Satterfield, 27, was sentenced to six years, with a three-year minimum mandatory.

In December 2010, Satterfield and his girlfriend, Brandy Purvis, were arrested after their baby was accidentally shot. They had been arguing over a rifle when it went off, hitting their 7-month-old child in the arm and chest. The child has recovered.

In August, Satterfield pleaded guilty to charges of child neglect, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to sell a controlled substance.

Purvis pleaded guilty to a charge of child neglect and was sentenced to time served, 155 days, and to two years of probation.