- Associated Press - Thursday, August 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles County judge has sentenced a man to 24 years in state prison for abusing his 5-week-old daughter who later died from the injuries.

Twenty-five-year-old Matthew Wojcik was sentenced Wednesday. He pleaded no contest in June to three counts of child abuse.

Prosecutors say Wojcik and the baby’s mother, Elizabeth Carter, were living in Burbank when their daughter, Violet, was taken to a hospital in October 2012.

The baby had broken bones and head injuries, and died a few weeks later after she was taken off life support.

The mother pleaded no contest in 2014 to felony child endangerment and was sentenced to four years of probation.



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