Father who caused son’s brain injury sentenced to prison

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A southern Washington state father who violently shook his infant son to get him to stop crying has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.

KATU-TV reports 31-year-old Brooks Hamilton was arrested on first-degree child assault charges in February after the 4-month-old baby sustained a traumatic brain injury.

According to authorities, Hamilton picked up the baby by the head and shook him. The child’s mother called police when she returned home.

Family members say the baby is still recovering.

Hamilton was also ordered to 18 months of community supervision and prohibited from having contact with the child and the boy’s family for 10 years.