In February 2008, 3-month-old Sophia was reportedly rushed to Mercy Harvard Hospital by Avila.
She then was flown to Rockford Memorial Hospital, where she reportedly died about two days later in her mother’s arms.
Witnesses for the prosecution reportedly testified that Sophia’s injuries, which included retinal hemorrhaging, increased intracranial pressure and brain swelling, were consistent with shaken baby syndrome.
Salvador Avila, was reportedly sentenced on Thursday to 12 years in prison for shaking Sophia Avila.
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