Judge Suspends Sentence After Guilty Plea In Childs Death
A Lebanon man who pleaded guilty to child endangerment that resulted in the death of his 2-month-old daughter in March of 2018 was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Wednesday. Judge Kenneth Michael Hayden suspended execution of that sentence, and Kyle Nickel will instead serve 60 days of shock time and be on supervised probation for five years. In the probable cause statement for the case, Nickel told authorities he threw his daughter on the armrest of the couch because she was acting fussy and he was frustrated. That caused the girl to suffer a fractured skull, and five blood clots in her brain, which resulted in her death. If Nickel violates the terms of his probation, he could be sent to prison to serve the 20-year sentence.