Moussa Sidimé gets 60 days in slapping death of daughter
Sidimé, of Longueuil, pleaded guilty to manslaughter for killing 13-year-old Nouténé
Moussa Sidimé, a Longueuil, Que., man who pleaded guilty in the 2010 death of his teenage daughter, was sentenced today to 60 more days in jail and then probation of two years.
Sidimé will not have to serve the 60 days consecutively. He will serve his time on Mondays and Tuesdays starting next week.
He has already served 19 days.
Sidimé, 74, pleaded guilty to manslaughter after slapping his 13-year-old, Nouténé, so hard that an artery in her brain ruptured.
According to testimony in his 2011 preliminary hearing, Sidimé slapped his teenage daughter twice for not doing a chore in the manner he had instructed.
Sidimé called 911, but first responders found the girl unconscious on the floor and bleeding from her nose. She died in hospital a few days later.
The defence had asked for a suspended sentence with probation.
His remaining children said putting their father behind bars would be doing the family more harm than good.
A criminologist who took the stand agreed, noting Sidimé had no recorded history of violence.