Elmira Man Sentenced To Prison For Killing Baby

By Gabe Osterhout

July 22, 2010 Updated Sep 10, 2007 at 8:23 PM EDT

An Elmira man will spend 20 years to life in prison for killing a baby.

22 year old Avery Baker of Elmira was sentenced Monday in Chemung County court.

In July, a jury convicted Baker of murder, manslaugter, endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment in the death of 20 month old Jordan Steiner.

In September of 2006, authorities say Baker violently shook and dropped the infant.

An autopsy showed the boy died from a brain injury.

Baker was friends with the child's mother.

Again, he'll serve 20 years to life in prison.

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