Man gets 14 months to 4 years in Pa. child’s death

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A northwestern Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 14 months to four years in prison in last year’s death of a 5-month-old child.

Twenty-two-year-old Matthew Clark pleaded guilty in Erie County to endangering the welfare of a child in the death of Jasper Holmes.

The child was found unresponsive in the Riviera Motel in Millcreek Township in February 2012. He died 11 days later of traumatic brain injuries.

Twenty-three-year-old Leslie Holmes was sentenced last month to four to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment.

She acknowledged having shaken the boy but said she was trying to revive him after he stopped breathing

Clark apologized Monday for not seeking medical aid for those injuries or for a broken arm weeks before the child’s death.

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