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Westgate man sentenced to life in prison for killing baby

West Union, IA – A Westgate man has been sentenced to life in prison on Monday for killing a baby.

In March 2019, 24-year-old Dean Alan Hettinger was found guilty of first-degree murder and child endangerment when authorities say a four-week baby in his care suffered 36 rib fractures and brain injuries.

The baby was taken to a Sumner hospital after suffering seizures but later died.

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Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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