February 08, 2018 11:14 AM
A Minneapolis man was sentenced this week to 30 years in prison in connection to the beating death of an infant.
According to a court filing, 25-year-old Chris Marquis McMorris was convicted on one count of second-degree murder without intent Tuesday. He'll receive credit for 537 days of time served.
A Hennepin County jury in December found him guilty in the death of Trinity Shelby on March 24, 2016.
According to the criminal complaint, authorities responded to a home on Sumter Circle North in Brooklyn Park that day on a report of a child not breathing.
The 7-month-old found at the residence was transported to North Memorial Medical Center, where it was determined she had "significant bruising" on her face, scalp, abdomen, back and buttocks in addition to 11 rib fractures.
She also had a lacerated liver that bled into her stomach, causing her death, which was ruled a homicide.
Authorities learned McMorris was in a relationship with the infant's mother but was not the biological father.
Staff at the day care caring for the infant documented the girl's injuries and reported their findings to Hennepin County Child Protection. It was determined the infant was in McMorris' care before being dropped off at the day care.
Updated: February 08, 2018 11:14 AM
Created: February 08, 2018 09:46 AM
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