Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Dad accepts plea deal for fracturing skull of 3-month-old son (Lakeland, Florida)

Dad is identified as JEREMY RICHARD MILLER.


Lakeland Father Accepts Plea Deal On Charges of Abusing Infant Son

THE LEDGER Published: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 10:28 a.m.

Last Modified: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 10:28 a.m.

BARTOW | A 23-year-old Lakeland man was sentenced this morning to about 19 months in prison for abusing his 3-month-old son.

Jeremy Richard Miller was arrested in September 2012 after his son suffered a skull fracture and bleeding in his brain.

Police say Miller reported that his son hit his head on a door and then again at a changing table.

Under further questioning, Miller told officers that he was rocking his son when he hit him on his head, according to police.

Miller accepted a plea deal this morning with prosecutors to resolve his case. He pleaded no contest to child abuse.

Circuit Judge Catherine Combee ordered Miller to serve 3 years of probation following his prison sentence.

As conditions of his probation, Miller must undergo a mental health evaluation and follow any recommended treatment. He must also complete an anger management course.