- Associated Press - Thursday, June 15, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Topeka man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for the death of his 14-month-old daughter.

WIBW reports (https://bit.ly/2sxstDZ ) 28-year-old Michael Guerrero was sentenced Thursday for second-degree murder and aggravated battery in the June 2015 death of Leah Kay Ross.

Guerrero told investigators he tried to perform CPR on the child when she started choking on a french fry. But a court affidavit cited doctors saying Leah’s bruises were consistent with an “extremely violent event,” such as being punched.

Guerrero was originally charged with first-degree murder, child abuse and aggravated endangering of a child. He accepted a plea deal in April.

Guerrero will spend three years on post-release supervision after he’s released from prison.


Information from: WIBW-AM, https://www.am580wibw.com

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