Coy Smith signed a plea agreement in March that would require him to serve 15 of those years behind bars, then one year in a community-corrections program, followed by four years of probation.
Smith was arrested in Tell City back in May of 2012 after his infant daughter was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. Investigators say Smith had abused the baby.
The little girl named Ashlynn suffered a skull fracture and permanent brain damage.
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