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Man sentenced to prison in death of 4-year-old daughter

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A 25-year-old Detroit-area man has been sentenced to 6 to 15 years in prison in the death of his 4-year-old daughter.

Demar Canada learned his punishment on Wednesday in Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit. Records say he earlier pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge in exchange for murder charges being dropped.

WDIV-TV reports Canada addressed the court before sentencing, saying: "Even though I didn't intend it, I take responsibility for those actions and I deeply regret them." He says the time they spent together "were the best years of my life."

The girl was found unresponsive in May 2015 in Canada's home in Taylor, southwest of Detroit. She was pronounced dead at a hospital. A medical examiner determined she suffered severe head injuries, which go back to 2011.

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