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Pleasant View father sent to prison for killing 2-week-old son

OGDEN — A Pleasant View man who admitted killing his 2-week-old son has been sentenced to prison.

Krystopher Mikehal Cleary, 22, was ordered Monday to serve at least 15 years and up to life in prison for the death of his infant son, Kyson Cleary.

Cleary pleaded guilty last month to murder, a first-degree felony, in a deal with prosecutors that reduced the charge from aggravated murder, which carried a potential penalty of 25 years to life in prison.

Cleary was initially charged with murder, but prosecutors increased the charge in November.

Kyson died in December 2015 after police say he was rushed to Primary Children's Hospital with a broken clavicle and traumatic injuries to his head and eyes, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Doctors said the infant could not survive his injuries and there was no plausible fall or accident that could explain them, the affidavit states.

Cleary told police the baby had been crying incessantly on the night he was injured, and that he and his wife "had tried everything they could think of to get him to quit," according to the affidavit.

Cleary was alone with Kyson changing his diaper and had the baby in his hands when he "heard the clavicle bone 'pop'" and the boy "went stiff and turned purple and quit breathing," police wrote.

Doctors said the baby would have begun experiencing symptoms immediately after he was injured and wouldn't have survived long after that without medical intervention, according to the affidavit.

The couple reportedly ran Kyson upstairs to Cleary's mother-in-law, who tried to resuscitate the infant while emergency responders made their way to the home. Kyson was taken by ambulance to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden and later flown by helicopter to Primary Children's Hospital.

Kyson's grandmother told police the baby's breathing was labored when he was brought to her, the affidavit states.