Former Walton County Deputy sentenced 15 years for child abuse

By: Danielle Koleniak Email
By: Danielle Koleniak Email

A former Walton County Sheriff’s Deputy will be going to prison for abusing his infant daughter last year.

Judge Kelvin Wells sentenced Jerid Day to 15 years in prison after April’s conviction of child abuse and child neglect.

The courtroom testimony was quite emotional.

Day’s uncle took the stand telling the judge that the former Walton County Deputy suffered job-related post-traumatic stress disorder.

"A lot of people do not have a great appreciation for what our law enforcement officers go through on a daily basis," said Frank Day.

Last July Day grabbed the three-month old by the foot and threw her into her crib, breaking her leg and fracturing her skull.

Day’s ex-wife Christina Goss took the stand with Emma in her arms.

"July 27th was the worst day of my life. He took away a father from all three of my children," she cried.

Judge Wells sentenced Day to 15 years in prison fallowed by five years of probation.


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  • by Mike Location: Destin on Jun 1, 2011 at 06:09 AM
    There is absolutely no excuse for what this person did to his own child. Even four-legged animals know to care for and protect their young.
  • by ilegal immigrant Location: destin on Jun 1, 2011 at 05:27 AM
    please do no try to justify someone's crimes because of job stress, bad childhood life, etc. Abused a child? To jail. No exceptions. No mercy
  • by Yada Location: home on May 31, 2011 at 08:02 PM
    Another one?
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