MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Maplewood man has pleaded guilty to fatally beating his girlfriend’s daughter.
Leb Meak, 35, admitted in court Tuesday that he punched, squeezed and threw the 18-month-old girl.READ MORE: Vaccine Doubts Fuel Dr. Scott Jensen's Rise In Minnesota Governor Race
It happened at his home in February.READ MORE: 'Perfect Timing To Go': MEA Marking One Of The Busiest Travel Weekends Of The Fall
Meak had been babysitting the girl while her mother was at work in Burnsville.MORE NEWS: A Ride-Along With Minneapolis Police Shows How Staffing Shortages Have Officers Stretched Thin
The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office is asking for Meak to receive a higher sentence because the toddler had been beaten over a long period.