Man gets 25 to life for killing toddler: Brown

Man gets 25 to life for killing toddler: Brown
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CORONA — A Brooklyn man was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison last week for killing his girlfriend’s toddler daughter in her 103rd Street apartment, the Queens district attorney said.

Allen Shannon, 31, received the sentence after being convicted of second-degree murder last month before Supreme Court Justice Michael Aloise, District Attorney Richard Brown said.

The DA said that, according to the testimony, 22-year-old Candice Jones left her 19-month-old daughter, Anniyah Levant, with Shannon as she left for work the night of March 23, 2010.

The next morning, Shannon called her and said the baby did not look well, and when Jones returned to her apartment on 103rd Street she found the baby and took her to Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan where the toddler died as a result of blunt impact injuries to the head and torso, Brown said.

The medical examiner determined Anniyah had suffered brain injury, a broken jaw, broken ribs, a lacerated liver and spleen, bruising on her face and internal abdomen bleeding, the DA said.