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Wisconsin Supreme Court won't review Felton's baby death conviction

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has denied a Brown County man's petition to hear an appeal to his conviction for killing his four-month-old son.

Online court records show that the court declined Jeremiah Felton's petition.

Felton is serving a life prison sentence after he slammed his son's head into a bathroom door in June, 2008. He is eligible for parole in 2040. 

A state appeals court denied his appeal in 2012 , writing: 

"Felton seeks a new trial either in the interest of justice or because his trial counsel was ineffective. Both theories rely on the same two premises: the jury was not apprised of expert testimony on shaken baby syndrome that contradicted that of the State's experts, and the prosecutor incorrectly stated during closing argument that a jailhouse informant could not receive anything in return for his testimony. We conclude that Felton fails to demonstrate that his proffered expert testimony substantially conflicted with the State's case and that the prosecutor's statement was not sufficiently harmful. We therefore affirm."

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