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Pennsylvania man convicted of attempted murder for slashing newborn’s face and neck get up to 52 years in prison

June 30, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Pennsylvania man convicted of attempted murder for slashing newborn’s face and neck get up to 52 years in prison

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A Pennsylvania man convicted of slashing his newborn daughter’s neck back in 2014 was sentenced last week to 26 to 52 years behind bars for attempted murder.

Prosecutors indicated that in November 2014, 37-year-old David Sleets abducted his daughter from her mother’s residence, slashed the infant’s face and neck, placed her in a garbage bag which he then put into a backpack, before tossing the bag under a vehicle outside of Lancaster General Hospital.

The infant only managed to survive because her mother trailed Sleets and raced the child into the hospital, Fox43 reported.

The child was left with a permanent scar.

Attorneys revealed that Sleets had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and stopped taking his medication days before the horrific incident, which the judge took into consideration prior to sentencing.

He was convicted of attempted murder in April and was sentenced last week.

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