The Ottumwa Courier

December 11, 2013

Iowan gets 14 years for child endangerment


Ottumwa Courier

---- — ELKADER, Iowa (AP) — A Monona man accused of shaking his girlfriend's toddler has been given 14 years in prison.

Troy Laufenberg was sentenced on Tuesday in Clayton County District Court. He'd pleaded guilty to two counts of child endangerment for having methamphetamine in the apartment he shared with his girlfriend, her daughter from a previous relationship and a baby the two had together. A judge found him guilty of one count of child endangerment for causing her serious injury in July.

Doctors said the toddler's injuries were consistent with shaken baby syndrome. He'd said the girl fell down a staircase.