DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Duluth man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for suffocating his 1-year-old daughter out of frustration with her crying.
Thirty-year-old Christopher Peterson received the maximum sentence Wednesday in St. Louis County court after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in October. He apologized during the sentencing hearing and said he will feel remorse every day.READ MORE: 'She Was A Jewel': Community Holds Vigil For Victim Of Quadruple Homicide
Peterson’s daughter Layna died in July. He told police in a statement that he frequently stopped his daughter’s crying by placing his hand over her mouth and pinching her nostrils closed.READ MORE: Woman Critically Injured In Minneapolis Shooting
He will have the possibility of supervised release after serving two-thirds of his sentence, or about 27 years.MORE NEWS: Twins, Lynx, And Gophers Take Home Weekend Wins
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