Glencoe man sentenced for shaking 5-month-old child

December 07, 2018 05:37 PM

A Glencoe man has been sentenced to four years and two months in jail, followed by 25 months of supervised parole in connection to serious injuries suffered by a 5-month-old in his care last January.

Miller had been charged with first-degree assault after authorities alleged he shook the child. He pleaded guilty to the charge this past summer.

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The criminal complaint stated police were called to a home on Baldwin Avenue in Glencoe on reports of an unresponsive male child.

Miller reportedly told investigators that he was frustrated with the child and shook him five times. He told police he saw the child's eyes roll back into his head and he began to develop breathing problems, according to the complaint.

A doctor at Children's Hospital in St. Paul said the child suffered a subdural hemorrhage and "massive brain damage."

RELATED: Charges: Glencoe man shook baby, causing 'massive brain damage'

"You have caused life-long injuries to Miles. You have caused lifelong anger and grief to his parents," the judge said to Timothy Dale Miller in the McLeod County Courthouse Friday morning.

Also in court on Friday, Miles' mother Brienna Taylor said her son is "Superman to me."

"For 16-and-a-half months I have been a father. I haven't seen my son take his first steps, he can't sit up, he can't crawl," Miles' father, D'Andre Tyson, said.

"The old Miles didn't come home. Our baby as we knew him is gone. Shame on you for robbing two loving and caring parents of their child they loved and adored so much," Jody Manka, Miles' grandmother, said in the courtroom.

In the courtroom on Friday morning, Miller said in part: "I am truly sorry for what happened and I hope someday I will be able to forgive myself for all of the heartache and guilt. I am also sorry for the pain and anger and struggle that the future will hold. I did not want this for Miles and his family. I did not want this for mine or anyone at all. But I can't change what has happened. I wish I could go back so there isn't any pain or anger for anyone."

"Tim has never been a violent or angry person. That is not who he is. His actions in this situation we not malicious or intentional. This situation has hurt and changed many lives. But this sole incident does not define who Tim is," Mike Miller, Tim's father, said.

As for Miller's apology, Brienna Tyson said, "I don't feel like it was very genuine."

She said she would like to receive a sincere letter from him in the future.

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