Man Pleads Guilty of Manslaughter in Baby's Death


By Alabama News Network

An Alabama man who was accused in the shaking death of his infant son has pleaded guilty of manslaughter.

The Tuscaloosa News reports that 33-year-old Miguel Juan of Northport avoided a potential death sentence by entering the plea Tuesday in Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court. He received a 20-year sentence.

Juan was accused of causing the death of his 4-month old son at their Green Village mobile home in 2010. He was initially charged with capital murder, but reached a plea agreement with prosecutors that allowed him to plead guilty to manslaughter.

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