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Mother in shaken baby case sentenced to 18 months

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The woman charged with shaking and injuring her infant son was back in court Friday, and angry protestors were there to greet her.

Residents gathered outside the Wood County Common Pleas Court wearing shirts that said "Never Ever Shake a Baby".

A judge sentenced Erin Taylor to 18 months behind bars. One of the protestors was Taylor's former boyfriend.

"My message is to never shake a baby," says Trenton Strickland. "Granted, she was young and immature. It was her first child. I give her that, but at the same time it happened in April, and April is Child Abuse Awareness Month."    

Strickland is not the father of the baby, but he was Taylor's boyfriend at the time of the incident. He says he was the one who took the baby to the hospital.

Taylor's lawyer asked the judge not to send her to prison. The mother cried in court and appeared remorseful.

"I will work as hard as I can to be the best mom I can be for him, because that's what he deserves," she said in court.

The prosecutor says the baby suffered partial blindness as a result of the abuse.

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