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Cuyahoga Falls man sentenced to maximum 8 years for child endangering in death of his 3-month-old daughter

Matthew Scott told a Summit County judge Wednesday that no amount of prison time will make him forget how he is to blame for his 3-month-old daughter’s death.

“I should have been more cautious and careful that day,” Scott said, mumbling his words and sniffling as he stood before Summit County Common Pleas Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands. “It was an accident. This is a nightmare for me.”

Rowlands sentenced Scott, who pleaded guilty to child endangering in November, to the maximum eight years in the February 2015 death of his daughter, Alivia. Prosecutors and Alivia’s grandfather both urged the maximum sentence during the emotional sentencing.

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