Livingston County Man Pleads Guilty in Brutal Beating of Son

A Livingston County man has pleaded guilty to felony assault and reckless assault charges for the brutal beating of his two-month-old son. 

Brock Hyde, of Nunda, has prior burglary, robbery and assault convictions and was on parole at the time of the beating last fall. The baby suffered a fractured skull, swelling in his brain, 11 broken ribs and a broken foot. The child was placed in foster care. It's not clear if he has permanent brain damage. 

Under the plea deal, Hyde won't be sentenced as a persistent felon. He faces between 5 and 14 years behind bars.

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