A Batavia man accused of shaking a baby and hitting the infant's head on a hard surface, pled guilty this afternoon to one count of attempted assault in the 1st degree.
Dietrich Williams faces a sentence of three-and-a-half to 15 years in prison, said District Attorney Lawrence Friedman, as part of a plea agreement.
Williams was charged with assault in the 1st degree and reckless endangerment of a child.
"Rather than take a chance on the more serious charge, we decided to get a plea on the Class C violent felony and give the judge the latitude to sentence him up to 15 years," Friedman said.
The higher class felony carried a maximum sentence of 25 years.
The baby is doing much better, according to the mother, who recently e-mailed The Batavian about the child's condition.