Ypsilanti Township 20-year-old sentenced to life in prison for 4-month-old daughter's murder

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YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Michigan — A Michigan judge has sentenced a 20-year-old Ypsilanti Township man to life in prison for killing his 4-month-old daughter.

The Ann Arbor News reports (http://bit.ly/1sWVC2H ) Davontah Nelson was sentenced Tuesday in Washtenaw County without the possibility of parole for the felony murder of Amareah Nelson in October. He will concurrently serve 15 years for first-degree child abuse. Both are the maximum sentences.

The girl suffered a fractured skull, lacerated liver, retinal hemorrhages and fractured ribs in October. Medical personnel found the girl unresponsive in a home west of Detroit after Davontah Nelson called for help. Police say he was the only adult in the home.

The defense said the autopsy by the Washtenaw County medical examiner was botched.


Information from: The Ann Arbor News, http://www.mlive.com/ann-arbor

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