Wisconsin man sentenced for son’s fatal abuse

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BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (AP) – A former Balsam Lake man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for abuse that led to the death of his young son.

Thirty-one-year-old Kenneth Larson was convicted and sentenced in 2008 for abusing his 1-month-old son, Xavier. But the abuse left the boy with severe and permanent injuries, and the child died in 2011, while Larson was in prison.

The death of the 4-year-old allowed the Polk County district attorney to file a new charge of first-degree reckless homicide in 2012. Larson pleaded no contest to the charge in January.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports along with the prison time handed down Thursday, Larson is to serve 10 years of extended supervision. The sentence is to run consecutive to the 2008 sentence, according to court records.

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