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Phoenix man gets 27 years in 3-month-old daughter's death

Posted: 6:38 AM, Jul 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-19 09:38:22-04

PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix man will serve nearly three decades in the Department of Corrections for throwing and killing his infant daughter.

The Maricopa County Attorney's Office said Jose Orellana-Ruiz was sentenced Thursday to 27 years after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.

The 30-year-old received a flat sentence, meaning he must serve the entire term.

Prosecutors say the mother of 3-month-old Adrianna Gutierrez brought her to visit Ruiz's home at his suggestion in February 2017. She was left overnight and was later found unresponsive.

The child was taken to a hospital, where she died from brain injuries three days later.

Ruiz initially told authorities that Adrianna fell. But he later admitted to throwing her against a headboard and throwing a baby bottle at her face twice because she wouldn't stop crying.