Iowa man gets life in prison for killing daughter

Associated Press

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa Falls man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his 7-week-old baby girl.

 

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports 28-year-old Trevor Smith received life without parole Monday. That's the mandatory sentence for first-degree murder. The judge ordered Smith to pay $150,000 in restitution. He was also convicted in May of child endangerment. That charge was combined with the life term.

 

Police found Aubriana Christian unresponsive in a Waterloo apartment in September 2012. She died Oct. 2. 2012, after being removed from life support.

 

Smith told police he shook the child because she wouldn't stop crying. He also said he dropped her on a bed and let her fall onto a changing table.

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