- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 12, 2019

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A West Fargo man has been sentenced to a year and one day behind bars after his 8-month-old daughter drowned in a bathtub.

Twenty-eight-year-old Spencer Foner pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in November. Foner told police he put his daughter in a device that allows very young children to sit up in the tub, ran the water and went to the kitchen for no more than five minutes. When he returned to the bathroom, the child was floating face up.

KVRR reports the girl’s mother asked Judge Susan Bailey not to sentenced Foner to time behind bars because she would be taking him away from their two other children. But, Bailey said gross negligence resulting in a death called for incarceration.

Foner was also ordered Monday to serve two years of probation.


Information from: KVRR-TV, http://kftv.com

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