Lakewood man sentenced for child abuse death of 3-month-old daughter
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Kelly Kerr

By Chuck Hickey, KDVR

GOLDEN, Colo. (KDVR) -- A Lakewood father convicted of the child abuse death of his 3-month-old daughter was sentenced to 42 years in prison on Wednesday, the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office said.

Kelly Kerr, 39, was found guilty in March in the July 2017 death of his daughter Olivia.

Prosecutors said Kerr was the primary caregiver for the girl while her mother was at work on July 21, 2017.

The mother left for work at 7 a.m., but in the early afternoon, Kerr called her to say the girl was not breathing.

He did not call 911 and it took him 17 minutes to call the girl’s mother by phone, then she called 911, prosecutors said.

When the Lakewood Police Department and West Metro Fire Rescue arrived, Olivia was not breathing.

She was taken to Lutheran Medical Center where medical staff were able to get a pulse. She was airlifted to Children’s Hospital Colorado, but died later that night.

Doctors found Olivia suffered a major skull fracture, second skull fracture, bilateral retinal hemorrhages, multiple rib fractures, and bruising on her face and jaw.

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