(Mankato, MN) – A former Mankato man will spend more than a decade behind bars for assaulting a two-month-old baby.
Mohamud Hussein Ahmed was sentenced this week in Blue Earth County District Court to 17.5 years in prison. He’ll have to serve 2/3rds of that sentence and with credit for the 6 months he earlier spent in jail, his anticipated release date is November of 2028.
Ahmed was also fined $6,000.
According to the complaint, emergency crews were called to Ahmed’s residence in Mankato on August 25, 2015, because the infant was “ill” and “having a hard time breathing.” The boy was brought to the MCHS Hospital and then airlifted to St. Mary’s in Rochester. The baby had suffered multiple injuries, including rib fractures, pulmonary contusions and bleeding on the brain.
Doctors said the injuries were consistent with the infant being shaken and it was likely that the child would be impaired developmentally long term.
Ahmed claimed that the child was injured when his car seat tipped over
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