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Brooklyn man sentenced for killing girlfriend’s 4-month-old daughter

May 17, 2024 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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DOWNTOWN — A BROOKLYN MAN has been sentenced by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Donald Leo to up to 10 years in prison for fatally injuring little Royalty Kemp, his girlfriend’s four-month-old daughter, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced Friday. The baby had been sitting on the lap of Ricardo Price, 26, when she began to cry, Gonzalez said. Price repeatedly shook his leg to get her to quiet down, causing the child to bounce off his knee multiple times and strike her head on video game controller. She was transferred from Woodhull to Bellevue Hospital, where she died.

The New York City Medical Examiner determined the child’s cause of death was from abusive head trauma with numerous recent injuries including skull fractures with underlying hemorrhaging to the brain as well as hemorrhaging to parts of the spinal cord.


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