Jamison Hendley (25), who pleaded guilty as charged to battery on his two month old daughter, Braelyn, causing her death, was sentenced to 25 years, 23 of which will be served in prison. Hendley grew angry at his child, shook her and threw her across the room, striking a chair and falling onto a hard wood floor. Hendley then attempted to cover up his crime by not calling for help, lying to his girlfriend (Braelyn's mother), not assisting in Braelyn's medical treatment and lying to detectives until his story was disproved by physical evidence. Further, there was evidence of previous bruises from Hendley on Braelyn. Prosecutor Cooper argued for a maximum sentence of 30 years because "Hendley was in the ultimate position of trust and he betrayed that trust by shaking and throwing Brealyn, causing her death by blunt force trauma to the brain...Hendley may not be the worst person to come before the court, but his actions and the result are amongst the worst that could ever come before the court, and for that, Hendley deserves a maximum sentence." With a potential maximum of 30 years in prison, Superior Court 2 Judge Peter Nugent sentenced Hendley to 25 years in prison, 2 years of which will suspended to probation.