A Colorado emergency room worker recently spoke to News Channel 13 regarding the channel's report on the conviction of the father of a shaken baby. According to the channel's website, Pueblo, CO, resident Jeff Casias received a life sentence for the wrongful death of his daughter, Jaime Casias, who would have turned three this summer if she had survived. Due to the "worst case of shaken baby" the doctors had ever seen, says paramedic Sharon Abbey, little Jaime died at only seven weeks of age. According to Abbey, who first treated Jaime when she arrived at the emergency room, the infant's father brought Jaime to the ER saying that she wasn't breathing and desperately asked the paramedic to "do something." Upon hearing the court decision regarding Jeff Casias, Abbey told News Channel 13 that she is glad the life sentence sends a message to parents about the seriousness of shaking a baby, though she is heartbroken that no sentence could ever bring justice to the innocent baby. Abbey hopes that parents and caregivers will learn what to do when a child cries continuously, since it is something that does happen, and will call 911 for help if they have exhausted all resources and don't know what to do with their babies.
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