Kansas man sentenced for 3-year-old girl’s death from abuse

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) – A suburban Kansas City man was sentenced to nearly 14 years in prison for the abuse death of a 3-year-old girl.

Johnson County authorities say 40-year-old Kham Khamchanh, of Shawnee, was sentenced Thursday in the January 2009 death of Yamarawit “Yami” Sahle of Merriam.

Yami was the daughter of Khamchanh’s then-girlfriend.

The Kansas City Star reports he admitted that he threw the girl to the floor five to 10 times. He also admitted that he had previously punched and slapped her several times.

As part of the plea agreement, Khamchanh was sentenced to the maximum of 13 years and nine months.

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