Cuyahoga County

Parents sentenced to 10 years for infant's fatal skull injuries


Parents of a 10-month-old boy who couldn't explain to police how their son's skull was cracked were sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday after the child died from traumatic brain injuries.

Jacquea Piggee, 24, and Diontay Phillips Sr., 30, were sentenced on involuntary manslaughter charges stemming from the Oct. 13, 2014 death of their son, Diontay Phillips Jr. They pleaded guilty earlier this month.

The couple was already serving prison time for child endangering when a grand jury handed up the manslaughter indictments after the boy died.

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