Man convicted in child's death gets probation

10-year prison sentence stayed

Published On: Nov 27 2012 06:35:47 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 27 2012 06:53:24 AM CST
FOND DU LAC, Wis. -

A Fond du Lac man convicted of causing injuries that led to the death of an 18-month-old girl might avoid prison.

A judge on Monday sentenced 24-year-old Tyler J. Jackson to 10 years of probation. An additional 10-year prison sentence was stayed, meaning Jackson won't serve the time if he successfully completes probation.

The Reporter of Fond du Lac reported Jackson pleaded no contest to second-degree reckless homicide in the death of his girlfriend's daughter.

The criminal complaint states Jackson told investigators the girl fell down six steps. He said he found her lying on the floor with blood around her mouth.

The complaint states a doctor described the girl's head injury as one of the worst cases of brain damage she had ever seen.