Silver Springs man sentenced to prison for child abuse

Cody Wallace
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SILVER SPRINGS, Nev. (KOLO) - A Silver Springs man has been sentenced to six to 15 years in prison for child abuse causing substantial bodily harm.

February 26, 2016, Cody Wallace was found not guilty of first degree murder and manslaughter for the death of his girlfriend's two-year-old son. But he was found guilty of the child abuse charge and sentenced May 25.

The incident took place in November of 2010 when Wallace was alone with Thomas O'Connell IV while the boy's mother was at work. Wallace called 911 and said O'Connell had stopped breathing. The boy died shortly after of blunt force trauma and Wallace was charged with murder, though he consistently denied hurting the boy.

He went to trial, but a mistrial was declared, leading to the second trial and not-guilty verdict.

Wallace is being given credit for 2007 days served in jail.