Carter Co. man to serve 8 years for abusing 5-week-old baby

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ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) - A Carter County man will serve eight years in Department of Corrections custody for child abuse.

Records show Tyler Vasquez-Palmer pleaded guilty last week to one count of child abuse by injury.

Vasquez-Palmer was arrested in November accused of abusing a five-week-old baby, injuring its head and fracturing its legs.

Records state Vasquez-Palmer was sentenced to 20 years in prison, with all but eight years suspended.

He will be eligible for parole after six and a half years.