Bismarck Man Sentenced for Assaulting Infant

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A Bismarck man was sentenced in today for assaulting a woman and his 5-month-old son.

Bismarck Police responded to an emergency room in July for a report of an infant who had been assaulted with a fractured skull and major brain swelling.

According to court documents, the mother of the child was fighting with 27-year-old Franklin Crone when he assaulted her and the baby.

Crone pleaded guilty to felony child abuse and misdemeanor simple assault.

He was sentenced to three years in prison, with another seven years suspended.