Grey Highlands farmer gets suspended sentence

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A Grey Highlands farmer and father will not be going to jail in connection with the death of one of his children.  

32 year old Emmanuel Bauman received a three year suspended sentence on Thursday in Owen Sound court after the judge acknowledged jail time would not be prudent in this particular case.  

Bauman, a member of the Mennonite community was found guilty this spring of criminal negligence causing death after his 4 year old son fell out of the bucket of a skid steer being operated on the family farm last August. 

Bauman has also been ordered to do 240 hours of community service to be served by speaking to other farmers about safety.  

He was also handed a 10 year driving ban but doesn't have a license. 

The judge also recommended grief counseling.  

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