PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Vivian man has been sentenced to serve 40 years in prison for the death of his baby daughter.

Thirty-eight-year-old Gerald Brink pleaded guilty in October to manslaughter in the May 2017 death of 7-week-old Neveah Brink. Authorities say she died of skull fractures and bleeding in her brain.

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Lyman County State's Attorney Steve Smith announced the sentence Monday of 50 years in prison with 10 years suspended.

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