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Father convicted in infant's death

BURLINGTON, KY (AP) - A jury has convicted a northern Kentucky man of killing his infant daughter, but acquitted the child's mother.

The Kentucky Enquirer reports that 32-year-old Benjamin Senseman was convicted Friday of manslaughter and criminal abuse, and the Boone County jury recommended that he serve a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.

Both he and his wife, Laura Senseman, had been charged with murder in the death of Chloe Senseman on July 12, 2009. Laura Senseman was at work when the baby died, but prosecutors said she should have known the girl was being abused.

Attorneys for the couple had argued their 2-year-old son injured the baby and that if Benjamin Senseman killed the child, it was accidental.

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