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Carlos and Jennifer Herrera sentenced for child abuse

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A Scottsbluff husband and his wife are sentenced Thursday afternoon on child abuse charges.

Carlos and Jennifer Herrera were found guilty earlier this summer with Child Abuse resulting in serious injury, a Class III felony.

Today, a judge sentenced Carlos to spend the next 4 to 5 years in prison. Jennifer Herrera was sentenced to serve 1 to 2 years behind bars.

Police officials began investigating in October 2011, when the child missed school after showing up with injuries.

Police say when they tried to check on the child, the Herrera's tried to conceal the boy's whereabouts. When the boy was found, he had the imprint of a shoe across his face, a black eye, bruising to the center of his forehead and a severe rash.

The boy suffered extreme neglect and malnutrition

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