Airdrie man gets three years in death of baby girl

A man from Airdrie who was convicted of manslaughter in the death of a baby has been sentenced to three years in prison.

CALGARY — A man from Airdrie who was convicted of manslaughter in the death of a baby has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Daniel Berge admitted to shaking four-month-old Emelia Matwiy and failing to get her medical attention.

Crown prosecutors were asking for a 10-year sentence, saying Berge exposed Emelia to prolonged suffering.

The defence asked for a sentence of two years.

After the sentence was handed down, Emelia’s mother began yelling at Berge in the courtroom, angry that he did not receive a stiffer sentence.