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Redding man sentenced to 20 years for attempted murder of infant

A Redding man will be spending the next 20 years of his life in prison.

Posted: Dec 20, 2019 8:32 AM
Updated: Dec 20, 2019 8:45 AM

REDDING, Calif. - A Redding man was sentenced for the attempted murder of a child on Thursday.

28-year-old Scott Meigs is headed to prison for the next 20 years.

In October, Meigs pled to one count of attempted murder, one count of mayhem, three counts of child abuse with great bodily injury, and one count of domestic violence.

Prosecutors said he broke multiple bones and the skull of the 10-week old infant and strangled the child's mother in June 2019.

Officers first responded to Mercy Medical Center in June regarding an infant that was experiencing signs of child abuse.

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The mother of the infant was interviewed by investigators in June, where she admitted that she was the victim of repeated domestic violence at the hands of her boyfriend. Then, she gave officers additional information that lead them to believe her boyfriend, Scott Kamakaokalani Meigs, could be a suspect in the child abuse case.

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