BROOKLYN — A Brooklyn man was convicted of manslaughter Wednesday for fatally shaking his 7-week-old daughter in 2012, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney.
Eryk Ford, 24, violently shook his infant daughter, Aniyah Ford, after she started crying in their Brownsville apartment on Jan. 15, 2012, the DA said.
Ford then threw her into a car seat on the floor and waited about 50 minutes before calling 911 after she went limp.
“This defendant was a father responsible for the care and protection of his young daughter, but instead chose to shake her to death in order to stop the child’s crying," said DA Ken Thompson in a statement.
"He has now been held accountable for this tragic and avoidable death.”
Aniyah suffered brain swelling and hemorrhaging and died on Feb. 8, 2012.
Ford is facing up to 15 years in prison when he is set to be sentenced on Oct. 4 in Brooklyn Supreme Court before Judge Vincent Del Giudice.
His lawyer was not immediately available for comment.