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Man gets 8 years in toddler’s death

Associated Press • Mar 21, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Luis Lopez, 27, pleaded guilty last week to involuntary manslaughter, endangering children and domestic violence.

As part of a plea agreement, prosecutors in Elyria, west of Cleveland, dropped murder and felonious assault charges. The (Lorain) Morning Journal reported Lopez was sentenced Wednesday.

Prosecutors agreed to the reduced charges after an investigation showed Aaviana Payne likely died after Lopez accidentally dropped her on the stairs and she hit her head. They said Lopez didn’t seek medical attention for the girl, which led to her death.

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