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Red River man to get longer sentence

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COUSHATTA, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - A Red River Parish man will stay in prison longer following an appellate review of his conviction and sentence for seriously injuring his infant child.

District Judge Lewis Sams in March 2013 sentenced Dustin Price to 24 years in jail after a jury the previous year convicted him of second-degree cruelty to juveniles. Price also was deemed to be a fourth-felony offender.

Red River Parish District Attorney Julie Jones appealed Price's sentence, arguing the judge erred in determining a sentence that was below the mandatory minimum required by law.

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal has sided with Jones, sending the case back to Sams for resentencing to a term no less than the mandatory 40 years.

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