DEARBORN COUNTY, IN (FOX19) - A Dearborn County dad is sentenced to 48 years for abusing his 7 week old daughter.
Joshua Schulkers, 23, was convicted of multiple counts of battery and neglect of a dependant.
In October of 2011, Joshua Schulkers' newborn baby girl was taken to Cincinnati Children's hospital.
According to a press release, the hospital discovered the baby had a skull fracture, seven rib fractures and a lacerated liver.
Officers say Schulkers gave different accounts of what happened to the child. Later, Schulkers told police "he squeezed her until he heard a noise".
In court, the judge sentenced Schulkers to the maximum of 48 years.
The judge cited the nature and circumstances of the crimes, Schulkers' lack of remorse and his violation of court orders.