NEW YORK – A dad faces up to nine years in prison in connection with his 8-month-old son’s death on the Lower East Side.
Claude Tinnin, a Bronx man, pleased guilty to manslaughter in the second degree and aggravated criminal contempt, a spokesperson for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday. Tinnin was promised a sentence of 3-to-9 years in prison.
August Tinnin was found unconscious and unresponsive on March 22, 2018 in a New York City Housing Authority complex. He was rushed to a hospital and died the next day.
Police charged the boy’s father with aggravated assault and violating an order of protection.
Tinnin will be back in court on Sept. 10.