Boise man gets life in prison for daughter's death

Boise man gets life in prison for daughter's death

Boise man gets life in prison for daughter's death

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on October 10, 2013 at 8:07 AM

BOISE, Idaho -- A 53-year-old Boise man has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for shaking his infant daughter to death in 2010.

Jeffery Alan Baker was sentenced Wednesday by 4th District Judge Patrick Owen.

In April, an Ada County jury found Baker guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Gracelynn Baker.

Baker continued to maintain his innocence during the sentencing hearing, telling the judge he didn't feel he got a fair trial. He blamed a babysitter who had cared for the child earlier in the day, alleged physicians perjured themselves during the trial and said Gracelynn was deprived of oxygen in the intensive care unit.

Court records say Baker was awarded custody of Gracelynn after she was taken from her mother due to drug use.

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