- Associated Press - Monday, June 16, 2014

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) - A central Alabama man has pleaded guilty in the death of his ex-girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter.

David Michael Carr of Prattville appeared in Elmore County Circuit Court Monday and pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of Sarah Lowery.

Authorities have said the girl died from blunt force trauma to her head in the April 2011 and showed signs of physical abuse elsewhere.

Officials have said 24-year-old Carr was babysitting for his ex-girlfriend when the child was injured. He initially told investigators that the girl hurt herself in a fall.

Carr’s sentencing is scheduled for July 31.

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