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Father pleads guilty to injuring baby

A Spokane man who pleaded guilty to fracturing his 2-month-old daughter’s rib and skull and received nearly five years in prison today. Daniel S. O’Brien, 25, pleaded guilty to first-degree assault of a child and Superior Court Judge Maryann Moreno sentenced him to about 59 months in prison. O’Brien was arrested Feb. 10, 2010, after he and his girlfriend, Jordan Calvert, brought their 2-month-old daughter, Tristan, to a local hospital with bruises and fractured bones. O’Brien admitted causing the girls’ injuries and told police that he had mental problems that caused him to black out when angry.