UPDATE: Milton man who murdered son, sentenced

20-year-old Shamar Walker of Milton, Del.

A Milton man who pleaded guilty to murdering his son, has been sentenced for the crime.

The Department of Justice tells 47 ABC that 20-year-old Shamar Walker, was sentenced to 20 years in prison, on April 1. That sentence will apparently be suspended after he serves 10 years, for 5 years of Level IV incarceration, which is either home confinement or a halfway house. The DOJ says that that sentence will be suspended after 6 months, in exchange for 2 years on probation.

Walker pleaded guilty back in March, to murder by abuse in the second degree.

In April 2014, Walker apparently found his two-month-old son in respiratory distress, and called 9-1-1. The child was later pronounced dead, as the result of abusive head trauma while in his father’s care.

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