MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. — A Bronx man was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in state prison after killing his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter, and admitting in court to subjecting the child to but force trauma as well as forcibly shaking her, according to the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office.
Carlton Brown, a 32-year-old from the Bronx, pleaded guilty in March to one county of manslaughter in the 2014 death of 2-year-old Kali Mack.
He faced a maximum sentence of 25 years, and on Thursday was given 12.
Brown was living with the child’s mother in Mount Vernon when on Aug. 31, 2014, he called 911 and indicated Mack was in distress.
He later told firefighters the little girl fell off a bed.
Mack was taken to Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital before being moved to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore on Sept. 1.
She died two days later.
An autopsy later showed Mack died from abusive head trauma and her cause of death was determined to be a homicide, the DA said.
Brown admitted in court to subjecting Mack to blunt force trauma to the head and forcibly shaking her body, causing her to sustain the head trauma and retinal hemorrhages, ultimately leading to her death.
The child’s mother was not involved in her death, LoHud reports.