Fernando Woody, Fetus-Killing Father, Gets 10 Years in Prison for Death of Unborn Baby

The United States Attorney's Office announced today that a man who killed his unborn baby has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter.

Fernando Woody, 28, of Fort Defiance pleaded guilty to the crime in March.

In his plea, Woody admitted to kicking the pregnant mother of his child in the stomach while wearing boots.

Woody, the U.S. Attorney's Office says, knew the woman was pregnant.

The baby suffered a fractured skull and other injuries as the result of the kick and died in utero.

In addition to the 10 years in prison, Woody will be placed on three years' supervised probation when he's released from the pen.

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