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Eddie Salazar sentenced to life in prison in son's death

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JOPLIN, MO (AP) - A southwest Missouri man has been sentenced to life in prison for his young son's death, which he originally blamed on armed intruders.

Thirty-one-year-old Eddie Salazar was sentenced Monday to life in prison for the February 2010 death of his 8-month-old son at their home in Carthage. Salazar was convicted in March of second-degree murder.

The baby died of blunt force trauma to the head.

The disappearance of Eddie Salazar Jr. sparked a search after the father told investigators the infant was taken by armed strangers. The baby's body was found two days later in the Spring River.

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