Friday, January 10 2014, 10:05 PM MST
Dad Gets 1 Year for Toddler's Motorcycle Death
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 49-year-old father will spend a year in jail for taking his 22-month-old son on a motorcycle ride, crashing and leaving the toddler dead.
A 3rd District Court jury found Shannon Moore guilty in November of felony child abuse homicide and other charges.
Moore lost control of his motorcycle rounding a corner at about 45 mph. Both were tossed more than 50 feet onto pavement. Neither was wearing a helmet.
Police testified Moore caused the August 2012, accident by braking so hard he locked the front wheel.
Moore testified he'd taken his toddler and older sons for dozens of rides without trouble.
His wife, who got a divorce, wanted him to spend 15 years in prison, the maximum for child homicide.
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