- Associated Press - Friday, May 23, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - A Goodyear man has been sentenced to 3½ years in prison and put on lifetime probation for injuring his 1-year-old foster daughter for throwing her sippy cup and spilling its contents.

A Maricopa County Superior Court spokeswoman say Pedro Manzo was sentenced Friday by Judge Jeanne Garcia.

Manzo had pleaded guilty in February to two counts of child abuse.

According to Goodyear police, Manzo returned home Oct. 28 with his two biological children and two foster children.

He told authorities that he later found his foster daughter slumped on the floor and not breathing.

However, doctors at a hospital noticed the child had bruises on her head and shoulder.

Police say Manzo admitted that he shook the girl and caused her to pass out.

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