Dad who put son in oven sentenced to one year in jail 

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The twisted Daly City dad who put his 17-month-old son in the kitchen oven in order to teach him a lesson was sentenced to a year in jail and five years probation.

Prosecutors fumed about the sentence, which was handed down Friday, saying they’d requested six years in state prison for 21-year-old Gregory Colver Jr. District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe says Colver continues to deny that he caused second- and third-degree burns on his child’s legs.

While the child’s mother was at work on Dec. 28, Colver turned on the oven to cook pizza. When his son began banging his hand against the open oven door, Colver lifted the boy and stuck him legs first into the oven, according to prosecutors and police. He wanted to teach his son a lesson about the danger of a hot oven, they said.

Colver initially claimed he was sleeping on the couch when his son climbed up, turned on the oven, then climbed in – legs first, prosecutors said. He was arrested two days after the incident when he allegedly confessed to trying to teach his son a lesson.

Colver has already served 266 days of his yearlong county jail sentence. As part of his five-year probation, he is not allowed to be alone with his son.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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