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Man gets life in prison without parole for Elko baby's death

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the death of a baby in Elko.

They say 25-year-old Nathan O’Dell pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree murder committed in the perpetration or attempted perpetration of child abuse. An Elko District judge also ordered O’Dell to pay hospital costs totaling nearly $129,000.

The Elko Daily Free Press reported that O’Dell called 911 on May 12 to report the 7-month-old child wasn’t breathing. He told police he had been caring for the infant and a 4-year-old boy for five days while their mother was working out of town.