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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.

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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.

Moussa Sidimé pleaded guilty to manslaughter last June in connection with the death of his 13-year-old daughter Noutene.
Moussa Sidimé pleaded guilty to manslaughter last June in connection with the death of his 13-year-old daughter Noutene.
The children of Moussa Sidimé who was sentenced after pleading guilty in the death of his 13-year-old daughter Noutene. David Sedell/Global News

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

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The Crown was seeking a prison sentence.

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

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