Contact Us

Idaho man gets three years in prison in baby’s shaking death

 

Digital Vision, ThinkStock

KTVB – A Fort Hall man was sentenced Wednesday to two years and three months in federal prison for shaking a 10-month-old girl to death last year. 

Ian Jack Crooked Arm, 27, has already spent nine months in the tribal jail on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.

Prosecutors say the baby’s mother left her with Crooked Arm to go to work on Feb. 20, 2013. He called her ten minutes later, saying something was wrong. The mother returned to the house, where Crooked Arm said the girl was “breathing funny.” The mother attempted CPR and called 911, but despite being air-lifted to Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, the baby died.

Crooked Arm was charged after an autopsy three days later revealed the girl died from abusive head trauma. The suspect admitted to his mother during a recorded jailhouse phone call that he had shaken the baby “too hard.” He later pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

At the sentencing, Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Crooked Arm to undergo three years of supervised release after his release.

More from 95.7 KEZJ

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kezj.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 95.7 KEZJ - Southern Idaho's New Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 95.7 KEZJ - Southern Idaho's New Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!