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Bridgeport father sentenced in death of infant with alcohol in system

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Jorge Chiclana was sentenced to 5 years in prison. (Norwalk police/WFSB photos) Jorge Chiclana was sentenced to 5 years in prison. (Norwalk police/WFSB photos)
STAMFORD, CT (AP) -

A Connecticut father whose infant son died with a high blood alcohol level is headed to prison.

Twenty-three-year-old Jorge Chiclana of Bridgeport was sentenced Monday in Stamford to five years in prison, suspended after one year.

Chiclana's 5-month-old son was found unresponsive in May 2014. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Chiclana was charged last year with manslaughter and risk of injury to a minor after an autopsy showed that there was a blood alcohol level of 0.04 in his son's system. He pleaded guilty to the risk of injury charge in February.

The autopsy said that the boy likely died because he was asthmatic and had been placed face-down in the crib. It also said that his breathing was likely affected because the alcohol depressed his nervous system.

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