Man Guilty of Daughter's Starvation Death
BARTOW, Fla. (AP) - A Lakeland man has been convicted of starving his infant daughter to death.
A Polk County jury found 30-year-old Chauncey Gardner guilty Wednesday of aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter of a child. He faces up to 120 years in prison.
Gardner's five-month-old baby, Chauntasia, was found dead Nov. 1, 2009.
Gardner and the baby's mother, Tivasha Logan, told detectives that they were unaware that they had been feeding the baby an improper ratio of powdered formula to water.
The Lakeland Ledger reports that Gardner has 10 children from six different women and helped take care of his children when he was able to do so and not in jail or prison.
Logan is serving a life sentence in prison after being found guilty of first-degree murder and aggravated manslaughter of a child.
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