- Associated Press - Saturday, October 15, 2016

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa Bay area man has been sentenced to 60 days in jail after being convicted of a lesser charge in the death of his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son.

The Bradenton Herald (https://goo.gl/N0qnyZ ) reports that 27-year-old Trevor Cardarelle was sentenced Friday after jurors found him guilty of culpable negligence. He had been facing a manslaughter charge.

Authorities say Alexander Marr was beaten and left to die in his sleep at the family’s Bradenton home in April 2015. The death was ruled a homicide, and an autopsy found that the boy had suffered traumatic injuries to his head and torso.

Defense attorneys said the boy’s mother, 33-year-old Dianna Marr, was to blame for the beating. She was also charged with manslaughter and is set to go on trial in December.

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Information from: The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald , http://www.bradenton.com

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