TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida man has been convicted of manslaughter, but not murder, in the death of his former girlfriend’s 19-month-old daughter.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that a Hillsborough County jury returned its verdict Friday for 34-year-old Deandre Gilmore. He faces up to 15 years in prison.
Gilmore told authorities that Myla Presley fell in a bathtub in May 2014 when he left her unattended for a few minutes. He had been watching her at a Sulphur Springs apartment where he and the girl’s mother lived.
Prosecutors presented medical evidence that showed multiple hemorrhages in the baby’s brain and bruising elsewhere on her body.
Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.