- Associated Press - Friday, October 7, 2016

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - A north Florida man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the death of a foster baby.

The Ocala Star-Banner (https://goo.gl/XRzjDg) reports that 29-year-old Jesus Mata was sentenced Thursday. He was convicted in July of aggravated manslaughter.

Mata told detectives that he was playing with 1-year-old Ayanna Ross in February 2012. He said he was tossing the child up and catching her when she hit her head. Mata said he shook her a few times to wake her up and then put her to bed.

A woman in the home later found Ayanna limp and barely breathing. The woman called 911, and the girl was taken to a hospital, where she died.


Information from: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner, https://www.starbanner.com/

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