Iowa Man Sentenced in Freezing Death of Toddler
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A man has been sentenced to up to 50 years in prison in connection with the hypothermia death of a 2-year-old girl.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports Judge Kellyann Lekar sentenced 38-year-old Nathaniel Quentin Knight on Friday to the long prison term and also ordered him to pay $150,000 in restitution to the estate of Kennadi Porter.
The Waterloo girl died at a hospital in March 2013 after paramedics were called to her home, where she was unresponsive and cold. Doctors say she died of hypothermia.
Knight told police he gave the girl a bath and put her to bed, then found her unresponsive. Prosecutors say he likely put her in an unheated porch while he cleaned up after she'd soiled herself and him.