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Daniel Reddout, guilty of killing son, gets 50 years

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

A father found guilty of killing his 18-month old son will spend 50 years in prison.

A Black Hawk County jury found Daniel Reddout guilty of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of child endangerment.

Reddout's young son, Caleb, died at a motel in April 2011 while in Reddout's care.

On Monday, the judge sentenced him to 50 years, saying he didn't intend to kill his son, but what he did was foolish and bad parenting.

Reddout addressed the court Monday saying he hopes to stay clean and take parenting classes.

"In my mind and in my heart, I will always serve a life sentence," Reddout said. "I understand my boy paid the ultimate price for my actions. I assure you, I never meant for this to happen. If I knew I was hurting my boy, I would have never done it."

Reddout may appeal, but it is unclear if that will happen.

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