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Jamaican in US gets 48-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend's child

Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 9:30 AM

A Jamaican man has been given a 48-year prison sentence in the United States for killing his girlfriend's three-year-old daughter because she soiled herself.

According to media reports in Aurora, Colorado, 26-year-old Shane Campbell, was sentenced last Wednesday for striking the toddler, identified as Angel Bailey.

The toddler suffered a seizure and later died in July 2015.

The Aurora Sentinel says Campbell, who is heavy-set, pleaded guilty to second degree murder.

The Gleaner understands that Campbell resided in the volatile St Andrew community of Cassava Piece before migrating with his family several years ago.

Word of his sentencing has been circulating in the community.