Portland man gets 18 years for killing baby son

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A 21-year-old Portland man was sentenced to 18 years in prison for the beating death of his baby son.

Gabriel Nicholas Phelps pleaded guilty to manslaughter in an agreement with Multnomah County prosecutors.

The Oregonian reports he apologized in court Tuesday to his ex-wife and others.

Phelps was caring for the newborn while his wife was at work last year when the baby was fatally injured. He told police he noticed the baby was having trouble breathing. He later admitted hitting the baby in the stomach.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com