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Laclede County Man Sentenced for Child Abuse

A man from Laclede County has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for child abuse and neglect.

George Holmes pleaded guilty to abusing and neglecting a 3 year old boy.

When investigators found the boy, he was severely anemic, had a bone and blood infection, bleeding on the brain, and other injuries.

Doctors say the boy would have died within a week if he had gone untreated.