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      Local man punished for violently shaking infant boy

      Joseph Smith

      A Sandusky County man is heading to prison for shaking an infant to shut him up.

      23-year-old Joseph Smith was sentenced to six years in prison.

      Smith pleaded guilty to a child endangering charge for severely injuring the 5-month-old boy last year.

      Smith shook the boy to keep him quiet while he was watchign the boy and his own son.

      The infant survived but it's not clear if he suffered any permanent brain damage.

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