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Man guilty of manslaughter in toddler's death

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Posted at 8:52 AM, Oct 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-22 08:52:26-04

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man has been convicted of manslaughter, but not murder, in the death of his former girlfriend's 19-month-old daughter.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that a Hillsborough County jury returned its verdict Friday for 34-year-old Deandre Gilmore. He faces up to 15 years in prison.

Gilmore told authorities that Myla Presley fell in a bathtub in May 2014 when he left her unattended for a few minutes. He had been watching her at a Sulphur Springs apartment where he and the girl's mother lived.

Prosecutors presented medical evidence that showed multiple hemorrhages in the baby's brain and bruising elsewhere on her body.

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