NEW YORK — A Brooklyn woman has been convicted of drowning her 2-year-old daughter in 2016 by holding her head under water.
A jury on Tuesday found 27-year-old Lin Li, of Sunset Park, guilty of manslaughter in the death of Melody Pheng.
Prosecutors say Li took the girl into a bathroom to punish her by putting her head in a storage container filled with water and holding her under until she stopped struggling. She later called 911.
Li was also convicted of attempted assault for holding her 4-year-old son’s head under water a day earlier.
She faces up to 25 years in prison when she is sentenced June 24.