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Man Sentenced To 40 Years In S.C. Girl’s Death

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File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)

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ABBEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A 31-year-old man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the death of an Abbeville County child.

Shawn White was sentenced Thursday after a jury found him guilty of homicide by child abuse.

Officials say 10-month-old Emily Labounty died from head injuries in August 2012. Officers were called to the girl’s home after getting a call about a baby who was throwing up and having trouble breathing.

Emily was taken to a hospital but died after she was taken off life support.

Prosecutors say White was the live-in boyfriend of Emily’s mother.

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