Man Pleads Guilty in Infant's Death

By WTAJ News

Published 02/12 2014 11:32AM

Updated 02/12 2014 11:35AM

SOMERSET, SOMERSET COUNTY – A Somerset County man pleaded guilty to killing an 18-month-old girl.

Cody Schartiger could face up to 22 years in state prison after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment.

The 28-year-old was charged with killing his girlfriend Amanda Svenungsen’s daughter. She was found dead inside her crib in the couple’s Ursina home in 2012.

The 18-month-old died from asphyxiation due to smothering, a broken arm, bruises, and a head injury.

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