NH man denied early release for 1983 toddler death
CONCORD, N.H.—A New Hampshire judge has ruled that a 52-year-old man won't be leaving prison early for the 1983 death of a 5-week-old boy in Concord.
The Concord Monitor ( http://bit.ly/zbgP6F) reported Saturday that Judge Larry Smukler denied George Knickerbocker's request for early release.
Knickerbocker was convicted of manslaughter in 2006 in the death of 5-week-old Adam Robbins and sentenced to 12 to 24 years. The toddler, the son of his live-in girlfriend at the time, suffered a fractured skull, a broken rib and other injuries when Knickerbocker shook him and slammed his head into a blunt object.
Knickerbocker wasn't arrested until 2002, nearly 20 years after he left New Hampshire and started a new life in the South.
In his Feb. 23 order, Smukler said reducing the sentence would be inappropriate.
Information from: Concord Monitor, http://www.cmonitor.com