A Mississippi County man was sentenced Monday in the Circuit Court of Judge David Dolan. 27-year-old Jeff Hemphill, of Wyatt, was found guilty after a jury trial on August 23 of two counts of assault, two charges of child abuse and two charges of endangering the welfare of a child. The charges stem from incidents in late December 2011, when Hemphill's three-month-old daughter was seen by a doctor for a lump on her chest. During the baby's treatment, the doctor discovered that she had multiple fractures including a fractured right clavicle, five fractured ribs and a fractured right femur. Hemphill was sentenced to 10 years in the Department of Corrections on the two assault in the first degree charges, 7 years for the two abuse of a child charges, on the two endangering the welfare of a child charges, he was sentenced to seven years.
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