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Little Canada man sentenced for punching his newborn as if he was a grown man

May 23, 2018 - St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota)

Johnny Taylor repeatedly punched his newborn sons face like "he was a grown man," almost killing him, according to a Ramsey County District Court judge.

For that, the 23-year-old Little Canada man was sentenced Wednesday to about seven years in prison.

The term was handed down by Ramsey County District Judge Sara Grewing about two months after Taylor pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree assault. His son was four weeks old at the time of the attack.

Before the sentencing,...