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Quentin Lewis agrees to new plea deal for shaking baby to death

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Quentin Louis

WAUSAU, WI (WTAQ) - A 20-year prison term lasted just eight years for a central Wisconsin man who reached a new plea deal in the death of his daughter from shaken baby syndrome.

Quentin Lewis of Athens pleaded no contest Thursday to a reduced charge of second-degree reckless homicide. The plea deal eliminated a five-week trial in Marathon County. He was also given credit for jail time he served before his conviction.

It means that Lewis -- who's now 32 -- is starting ten years under extended supervision. He was originally convicted of first-degree reckless homicide in the March 2005 death of his four-month-old daughter Madelyn.

Lewis was granted a new trial back in 2009, based on an appellate court ruling at the time which said that babies might not be able to die just by being shaken.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)