Montgomery Co. man gets life sentence for child abuse

Alberto Pedro Vazquez, 22, was sentenced to life in prison

A Montgomery County man has been sentenced to life in prison in a Montgomery County child abuse case.

The sentence was handed down to Alberto Pedro Vazquez, 22, for first degree injury to a child. That charge was for causing serious bodily injury to a child 14 years of age or younger by striking the child with his hand, striking the child against a wall and by applying force to the child's head with his hand.

The judge also sentenced Hamilton to 10 years in prison for third degree injury to a child for causing bodily injury to a child 14 years of age or younger by striking the child with his hand, striking the child with his foot, grabbing the child's neck and by striking the child against a wall.

According to the DA's office, specifics of the case weren't released because Vazquez's co-defendant, Jessica Espinoza, has similar charges still pending.

Vazquez pleaded guilty on November 4 and chose to have his punishment decided by a judge. Each sentence was the maximum allowed by law.

Espinoza's next court date is April 1, 2015.
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