Salem man pleads guilty to severely shaking girlfriend’s baby, causing injuries

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After making his plea, Elliot was immediately sentenced to prison

Elton John Elliot, charged with child endangerment in Salem, Ohio

SALEM, Ohio (WKBN) – A Salem man has pleaded guilty to charges in a shaken baby case in Columbiana County.

Prosecutors said 22-year-old Elton John Elliot, of Salem, severely shook his girlfriend’s baby last spring, leaving the child with disabling injuries.

At the time, the baby was less than a year old.

After making his plea, Elliot was immediately sentenced to seven years in prison.

His trial was supposed to start Monday morning but Elliot took the deal instead and the judge chose to sentence him immediately.

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