BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — A father was convicted for killing his 7-week-old daughter by violently shaking and throwing her when she wouldn’t stop crying in January 2012.
Eryk Ford, 24, of Brownsville, was taking care of his daughter, Aniyah Ford, early morning on Jan. 15, 2012 when he shook her to death to get her to stop crying, according to the Brooklyn DA. He then allegedly threw her into a car seat that was on the floor.
She stopped breathing and suffered from brain swelling and bleeding in the brain and eyes. Ten minutes later, Ford checked on the baby, but waited another 40 minutes to call police, according to the DA.
The baby died on Feb. 8, nearly a month after the incident.
Ford was convicted of manslaughter on Wednesday and faces up to 15 years in prison.
He is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 4.