Christopher Potts sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing 6-month-old daughter

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. -- Christopher Potts was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday for throwing and killing his 6-month-old daughter.

Potts was arrested in September 2015 after the infant was found unresponsive at the Franklin Cove Apartments in Johnson County.

An autopsy determined the child had died of a skull fracture.

In March of this year, a Johnson County jury found the 22-year-old Potts guilty of battery resulting in death to a child under the age of 14.

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Prosecutors said Potts told investigators he had been angry when he threw the 6-month-old girl.

On Friday, a Johnson County judge sentenced Potts to 30 years in prison with five suspended.

 

Potts could potentially be released as early as 2030 with time for good behavior.

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