A Florida man has been found guilty in a case of gross negligence that led to the death o a 19-month-old child.

Florida Man Sentenced To 13 Years Following Drowning Of 19-Month-Old Child

A Florida man has been found guilty in a case of gross negligence that led to the death o a 19-month-old child.

A Florida man has been found guilty in a case of gross negligence that led to the death o a 19-month-old child.

Shahzad Nazir Sayed, 28, of Punta Gorda, was found guilty and sentenced to 13 years in prison, followed by 5 years of probation, for one count of Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child.

The first two years of probation will be community control.

On October 3, 2020, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a 19-month-old child who was unresponsive after falling into a pool.

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The child was unable to be revived and later died.

After the children’s mother left for work, the defendant went to bed and left the children unattended. Evidence in the case showed the defendant had stayed up late playing video games and smoking marijuana.

“The defendant was supposed to be watching the children, while their mother was at work. There was also another toddler at home,” said CCSO.

Assistant State Attorney Jennifer Garczewski, Charlotte County Felony Chief, and Assistant State Attorney Jill Kuykendall prosecuted the case.

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