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Mattydale man who beat toddler to death sentenced to 18 years

A Mattydale man who beat a 2-year-old to death in an apartment they shared in the Orchard Estates complex will spend nearly two decades in prison.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A Mattydale man who beat a 2-year-old to death in an apartment they shared in the Orchard Estates complex will spend nearly two decades in prison.

Sharif Hamilton was sentenced to 18 years in prison with two and half years of post release supervision.

He pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the first degree.

In court on Friday, Hamilton expressed remorse for taking the life of 2-year-old Danielle Cashaw on New Year's Eve.

Hamilton was initially charged with assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

When Cashaw died a few days later after her mother decided to remove her from life support, Hamilton was charged with homicide.

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