What to Know
- Terrell Hubbard was convicted of manslaughter in January for killing his 5-month-old daughter
- Prosecutors said the 31-year-old Hubbard killed the infant because she wouldn't stop crying
- His trial had been delayed for nearly a decade amid a legal battle over statements he made to police before he was charged
A New Jersey father who killed his 5-month-old daughter because she wouldn't stop crying has been sentenced to seven years in state prison.
Terrell Hubbard was sentenced Monday. The 31-year-old Vineland man had been convicted of manslaughter in January.
Cumberland County prosecutors say Hubbard was home alone with his daughter in October 2008 when he became frustrated and threw her on a bed. She bounced off the bed and hit her head on either a wall or the headboard, suffering fatal brain damage.
Hubbard called 911 when he saw she wasn't breathing. The child was taken to a hospital but died there three days later.
Hubbard's trial was delayed for nearly a decade due to a legal battle over whether statements he made to police before he was charged could be used against him.