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Kalispell man sentenced for beating infant daughter

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KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - A Kalispell man who pleaded no contest to beating and critically injuring his 5-month-old daughter has been sentenced to 15 years under the supervision of the Department of Corrections with 10 suspended.

The Flathead Beacon reports (http://bit.ly/1wqiw2s ) Brandan Thorne was sentenced Thursday for the April 2014 felony assault on a minor. The state agency will determine Thorne's placement. He also is required to complete drug rehab and counseling.

Thorne's neighbor called police when she heard what sounded like a baby being beaten. Thorne initially told police he tripped while holding his daughter, but later acknowledged he was frustrated because she would not take a bottle.

He said he didn't remember what happened after he yelled her because he blacked out.

Court records say the baby required months of medical care and underwent several surgeries.

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Information from: Flathead Beacon, http://www.flatheadbeacon.com

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