Miles' original sentence upheld

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Putnam County man's appeal of a prison sentence was denied recently in Putnam County Circuit Court.

Shaun A. Miles, 23, of Greencastle was convicted on Jan. 24 of Class B felony battery of a child resulting in serious bodily injury. He was sentenced to six years with four executed with two suspended, and has been serving his time at the Miami Correctional Level 3 Facility.

Miles was arrested on July 24, 2007. His bond was set at $30,000 cash, and he remained in the Putnam County Jail until his sentencing. He had credit for 186 days when he was sentenced.

Miles appealed his sentence on Feb. 25. Pursuant to instructions from the Indiana Court of Appeals, on Nov. 25 a re-sentencing date for Miles was set.

Court documents said Judge Matt Headley's decision was that the aggravating factors outweighed the mitigating circumstances in the case, and therefore the original sentence would stand.

Miles also filed a motion for sentence modification on July 16, which was denied two days later. He was brought back to Putnam County briefly before his re-sentencing, but has since been returned to prison.

The charges against Miles stem from an incident on July 22, 2007 when officers were called to the home Miles shared with his girlfriend in reference to a 2-month-old male infant who was having difficulty breathing.

The baby was diagnosed with shaken baby syndrome, and was hospitalized for a time at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis.

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  • I'm glad the sentence will stand. Way to go Headley

    -- Posted by Hungry&Fat on Tue, Dec 16, 2008, at 6:08 AM
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