Booking photo for Nathen Aaron LeFevre. (Courtesy: Cache County Jail)

LOGAN — A 21-year-old Hyrum man will serve four months in jail for critically beating an 8-week-old baby girl a year ago. Nathen A. LeFevre was sentenced after telling the court he was sorry and asking for another chance.

LeFevre appeared Monday morning in 1st District Court. He previously accepted a plea agreement, pleading guilty to three counts of child abuse, a second-degree felony.

On June 7, 2021, Cache County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to Logan Regional Hospital about a baby covered in bruises and not acting normal. The girl had numerous large bruises over her chest, lower abdomen and jaw. She also had bruising on her bottom, consistent with being struck.

Prosecutors learned that LeFevre had shaken the baby girl and thrown her on the floor, when she apparently wouldn’t stop crying. The girl suffered multiple rib fractures, three different brain bleeds and contusions all over her body.

Deputies questioned LeFevre at the time of the investigation. He disclosed that he had lost his temper with the child and had shaken her. He also stated that he had thrown the girl down after getting angry about her soiling her diaper.

The abuse occurred at a residence in Mendon and was consistent with shaken baby syndrome.

During Monday’s sentencing, LeFevre apologized and asked for help controlling his behavior. He said he wanted to prove that he was better than what he did.

Cache County Deputy Attorney Griffin Hazard said LeFevre has a criminal history that goes back to when he was a juvenile. The baby girl is now in the custody of the Department of Child and Family Services.

Judge Angela Fonnesbeck sentenced LeFevre to 120 days in jail, giving credit for 13 days already served, followed by 48 months probation. She expressed hope that the defendant would be able to change.

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