Monday, March 4, 2013

Li Hangbin: Chinese immigrant who protested his innocence in "shaken baby syndrome' case sentenced to 5 to 15 years in 2-month-old daughter's death; Had refused guilty plea to lesser charges; New York Times.

STORY" "Father gets 5 to 15 years in baby's death," by reporters Corey Kilgannon and Jeffrey E.  Singer, published by the New York Times on March 4, 2013.

GIST:  "A Chinese immigrant convicted last month of manslaughter in the death of his 2-month-old daughter was sentenced on Monday to 5 to 15 years in prison..........Justice Richard L. Buchter of State Supreme Court in Queens offered several words — “shocking, sickening, sadistic” — to describe the actions of the immigrant, Li Hangbin, on the night of Oct. 22, 2007, when Mr. Li’s daughter, Annie, fell unconscious at home in Flushing. She died in a hospital five days later from injuries that medical experts testified were consistent with shaken-baby syndrome and abusive head trauma......... The baby’s mother, Li Ying, 27, was also charged in the death, and spent four years on Rikers Island before being released on bail in March 2012. The charges against her were dropped in January. Prosecutors offered Mr. Li several chances to plead guilty to lesser charges before trial, which would have ended his time in jail, but he declined them, insisting that he was innocent."

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