Tuba City man sentenced to prison over baby daughter’s death

Tuba City man sentenced to prison over baby daughter’s death

PHOENIX (AP) – A Tuba City man accused of fatally assaulting his infant daughter and later injuring two people in a DUI-related car crash has been sentenced to nearly 17 years in federal prison.

Prosecutors say 30-year-old Ken Jermaine Fowler was sentenced Monday to a combined 16 years and nine months for two separate incidents.

Fowler was convicted in April of involuntary manslaughter in the death of his 10-week-old daughter.

Prosecutors say evidence at trial showed the girl died from a massive brain injury while she was alone in his care.

In the other incident, prosecutors say Fowler pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury for driving drunk and crashing into another vehicle.

The other driver suffered two fractured ribs and a fractured pelvis. An 11-year-old female passenger also was injured.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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