An Edinburgh father who plead guilty to throwing his six week-old daughter across a room, fracturing her skull, was sentenced to nine years in prison on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, according to the Daily Journal.
Bradley Kyle Eddelman, 24, plead guilty to charges of battery resulting in bodily injury to a person less than 14 years old as well as neglect of a dependent. The victim of this crime was his six week-old daughter.
Eddleman was arrested on Oct. 17, 2012, for an injuries his infant daughter sustained while in his care on Oct. 8, 2012.
Eddleman's original statement to police, according to RTV6, was that his daughter had slipped out of his arm, hitting her head on the handle of her car seat. However, he later admitted that she would not stop crying so he threw her eight to 10 feet across the family's living room where she hit her head on a wooden couch and went limp.
Eddleman did not immediately take her to the hospital because he saw she was still breathing and moving. However, when the child's mother got home, she heard the baby crying and noticed swelling on her head, according to RTV6 reports. She wanted to take her to the hospital, but Eddleman hesitated. They eventually took the child to Columbus Regional Hospital, and the baby was then airlifted to Riley Hospital for Children. The doctors found a skull fracture, but also bruising and finger impressions along her back, knee and lower leg. Approximately nine hours passed between the time of the injury and the time of her arrival at the hospital.
In addition to nine years in prison, Eddleman was also sentenced to one year on probation.