Tentative Plea Deal For Rochester Man Accused of Injuring Infant Son
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A tentative plea agreement has been reached in the case of a Rochester man accused of seriously injuring his infant son.
Court records indicate 23-year-old Dylan Horsman has agreed to enter a guilty plea to a first-degree assault charge in exchange for the dismissal of a third-degree assault count. The deal calls for Olmsted County prosecutors to recommend a sentence based on state sentencing guidelines, which range from seven years in prison for a defendant with a clean criminal history to a maximum of 20 years in prison.
Horsman was charged in February following an investigation that began in late November after his baby ended up in the hospital after suffering several seizures. The criminal complaint says medical testing determined the two-month-old boy had suffered from a significant subdural hematoma and other injuries consistent with "shaken baby syndrome." A doctor told investigators the child suffered a life-threatening brain injury and likely will suffer some degree of permanent loss involving his nervous system.
A plea hearing for Horsman has been scheduled on July 28th.
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