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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Montana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Box Elder Man Sentenced To 13 Years In Prison For Assault Of An Infant

The United States Attorney's Office announced that GARRETT KIRBY LaFROMBOISE, 21, of Box Elder, was sentenced to 160 months imprisonment and 4 years supervised release in federal court on April 25, 2014, before U.S. District Judge Brian Morris, LaFromboise was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Assistant U.S. Attorney Danna Jackson told the Court that on or around October 21, 2013, LaFromboise became frustrated when an eleven month old child would not stop crying. LaFromboise admitted to investigators that he inserted his fingers in the baby's mouth and gagged him to try to make him stop crying. LaFromboise confessed that as he became increasingly anger he punched the baby in the abdomen. He denied any other infliction of injuries to the child.

The child died as a result of significant injuries.

Jackson told the Court, in a written offer of proof, that medical evidence would have shown that the victim suffered numerous injuries including skull fractures, hemorrhages and bruises to the brain, hemorrhages to the spinal nerves, abrasion to the scalp, a broken nose, bruising on the torso, rib fractures, hemorrhages to the retina, bruises on the child's forehead, nose, cheeks, and ears, lacerations and contusions to the mouth, internal injuries, bruises to the lower extremities, and lacerations on the tips of the child's left hand. The medical examiner, who issued the Report of Postmortem Examination, found that because the exact mechanism or mechanisms of death responsible for the complex skull fracture, cerebral contusions,

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Updated January 14, 2015