Provo man sentenced in death of daughter

Provo man sentenced in death of daughter

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- A Provo man who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the death of his infant daughter has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

Victor Gardea entered the plea in 4th District Court in July and was sentenced Thursday. The 23-year-old had been charged with aggravated murder in the September 2008 death of his 4-month-old daughter, Jasmin.

On Sept. 8, 2008, officers were called to a Provo home and found the girl not breathing and with no pulse. She died the next day.

Prosecutors say Gardea was caring for Jasmin and became frustrated with her crying because he was afraid it would wake his son. They say he then hit her at least once in the head and torso.


Information from: The Daily Herald

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