Father Gets Prison Time For Death Of 8-Month-Old Baby

Erica Brosnan
September 11, 2019 - 2:00 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A father has been sentenced to three to nine years in prison for the death of his 8-month-old baby.

Police say Claude Tinnin was high on marijuana when he wrapped his infant in blankets and sheets that covered the baby’s mouth and then placed the baby on his stomach for a nap.

Tinnin then fell asleep in another room and did not check on the infant.

The father previously pleaded guilty in Manhattan Criminal Court to second-degree manslaughter.

A lawyer for Tinnin says the August 2012 incident was the result of “a combination of poor judgment and chronic marijuana use.”