Father whose 5-year-old son got drunk on mouthwash sentenced to prison

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An Albuquerque father is going to prison after his 5-year-old son got drunk on mouthwash. 

Tyriese Howard and his girlfriend, Breya Allen, were arrested in 2017 on nearly 50 counts of child abuse combined. 

Police say one of their three kids ended up in the hospital after drinking mouthwash because he was thirsty. Doctors found extensive injuries on the child and discovered the couple had been starving him. 

Police say another one of the kids had scarring across her back that she told them was from being beaten by her dad with a belt. 

Monday, Howard was sentenced to four years in prison. Allen was sentenced to three years back in December. 

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