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Lafayette Man Convicted For Causing Baby Son's Death

A jury convicted Gabriel Hallman, 31, on Thursday of five felonies including neglect of a dependent resulting in death, after prosecutors say his son's skull had been fractured twice.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A Lafayette man has been found guilty for causing the death of his baby son.

A jury convicted Gabriel Hallman, 31, on Thursday of five felonies including neglect of a dependent resulting in death.

Prosecutors say Hallman called police in Oct. 2015 to report his infant son Zachary was not breathing. The boy died two days later Peyton Manning Children's Hospital in Indianapolis.

An autopsy revealed that the boy’s skull had been fractured twice.

Prosecutors say Hallman had previously threatened to kill his son because the boy had been screaming too much.

Hallman was also found guilty of battery with death, battery resulting in serious bodily injury, neglect resulting serious bodily injury and battery of a person under 14.

Hallman will be sentenced at a later date.

 

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