Just 12 years? For this?
I guess there were concerns about the mother's recantations.
By Craig Kapitan - Express-news
A baby sitter was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday for beating two young brothers so severely that one suffered a broken leg and the other was described by police as having “mutilated” genitals.
Cipriano Neira, 23, pleaded no contest as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors. He could have faced up to life in prison for the injury to a child charges.
Emergency responders arrived at the West Side apartment Neira shared with his girlfriend and her sons in March 2010 after the mother said her oldest son, then 4, had hurt his leg while jumping on the bed.