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.READ MORE: Three Men Killed In Separate Shootings In Baltimore Saturday
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.READ MORE: Safe Streets Violence Interrupter Remembered For Peacekeeping Efforts
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.MORE NEWS: Man Killed In Head-On Crash With Street Sweeper In Rosedale Saturday
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