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Father Sentenced for Son's Death
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) -- A 25-year-old Waterloo man who choked his toddler to calm him for naps has been given up to 50 years in prison.
Daniel Reddout was sentenced on Monday in Black Hawk County District Court.
Reddout had been charged with first-degree murder, but in September jurors convicted him of involuntary manslaughter and other, lesser charges, including child endangerment causing death and child endangerment, multiple acts.
The charges stem from the April 2011 death of Kaleb Reddout at a Cedar Falls motel. Prosecutors say Reddout choked his son in an effort to put him down for a nap with a technique he frequently used. He would lift the child's jaw and apply pressure to the back of his neck.
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