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Canton Man Convicted in Infant Son's Abuse

Anthony Sewejkis could face up to 15 years for critically injuring infant son.

Anthony Sewejkis of Canton faces sentencing May 25 after being convicted May 10 of first-degree child abuse for his then-four-month-old son, Hunter, on Dec. 7 at the family's Michigan Avenue home, the Canton Observer is reporting.

Sewejkis could face 15 years in prison for the abuse, which caused near-fatal head injuries to his young son, the report said.

Sewejkis had been accused of slamming Hunter's head against the floor while home alone with Hunter, the report said.

Hunter now is home with family members, but as his maternal grandparents go through the adoption process. A benefit was held Saturday to help establish a trust fund for Hunter's care.

The injuries caused brain damage and left Hunter with some loss of vision and mobility. , doctors did not expect Hunter to survive his injuries.

samJ May 14, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Only 15 years? This animal should be locked away for life!!
Sandy C May 14, 2012 at 12:42 PM
The punishment should fit the crime! Mr. Sewejkis should be hit in the head with a sledgehammer.
katie f May 14, 2012 at 12:43 PM
where's the mother??
Sandy C May 14, 2012 at 12:45 PM
There should be hard labor involved here! What a CREEEEEEEEEEEEP!!!!!!!
Tiffany Wright May 15, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Hunter is my nephew...I am sure Leanne's story will consist of nothing but LIES!
Jezzabell May 15, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Everyone is entitled to their story being told. If not, there would be no such thing as media.
Tiffany Wright May 15, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Thats true...but everyone is entitled to the truth as well! Leanne was not "fooled" by any means. Read this: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=435660256444613&id=326722400671733&notif_t=feed_comment_reply
Jezzabell May 15, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Hey, I'm not jumping to any side over this. I feel that God knows what really went down and he will judge people accordingly. Is the family telling the whole truth? maybe. Is it possible the mother is as well and people don't believe her? also possible. I'm not anybody to judge anyone, that's God's job and right. God will do his bidding and protect the child and whoever did wrong with whatever will be taken care of through God's justice.
Jacqueline X May 15, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Where is mom? Is this MEDIA so irresponsible as to not tell us the story with mom and expect us to just think its ok to have grandparents adopt without an option for mom?... What's the deal? Report a story so that we are not here puzzled! Wth?

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