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Apr 17, 2010 2:06 PM by Associated Press

2 decades after shaking baby, father jailed again

A Florida man whose severe abuse of his infant daughter in 1986 led to her death nearly two decades later is back in prison - this time for her murder.

Christopher Michael Wells was charged with the murder of his daughter Christina after she died in 2006 at age 19. The medical examiner ruled her death was caused by being violently shaken by her then-19-year-old father when she was 2 months old.

Wells was charged in Christina's death even though he was prosecuted for child abuse in 1989 and served a short prison sentence. He pleaded no contest to second-degree murder last month and got another 15 years.

His daughter never learned to walk, talk or sit up by herself.

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