HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Court of Special Appeals has upheld the manslaughter conviction of a Pennsylvania man convicted of killing his girlfriend’s baby in Hancock in 2010.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports that a three-judge panel ruled Monday on the appeal of Nicholas McKee, 24.

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The former resident of Warfordsburg, Pa., is serving a 35-year prison sentence for killing 6-week-old Bella Appel-McKee.

The panel rejected McKee’s claims that the trial court rendered inconsistent verdicts and that there wasn’t enough evidence to support his conviction for reckless endangerment.

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Prosecutors contended McKee shook the baby to death in January 2010 while tormented by doubt about her paternity.

He was convicted at a bench trial of involuntary manslaughter, first-degree child abuse resulting in death, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

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