May 21, 2014 2:06 pm
Updated: May 21, 2014 11:09 pm

Quebec man who killed daughter with slap sentenced to 60 days in jail


WATCH: A father who had an argument with his daughter over chores and slapped her so hard it killed her was sentenced in a Quebec court on Wednesday.  The 74-year-old never denied the charge, but no one in the family believes he ever intended to kill her. Mike Armstrong reports.

LONGUEUIL, Que. – A Quebec man who slapped his teenage daughter so hard she died has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.

Moussa Sidimé is expected to serve his time two days a week over 30 weeks.

He was sentenced today in court in Longueuil, south of Montreal.

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The 74-year-old man had pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of his 13-year-old daughter Noutene in October 2010.

The court heard Sidimé struck her because he didn’t like how she’d completed a chore and because she had been disrespectful.

It was Sidimé who called 911 himself after finding the girl unconscious minutes later. She died after a few days in hospital.

The Crown was seeking a prison sentence.

Sidimé’s lawyer had argued for leniency, calling the death an exceptional case.

WATCH: Family responds to Sidimé sentencing

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