Man sentenced to 10 years for death of 1-year-old Cleveland boy who was found unresponsive in tub

Published: Jun. 30, 2022 at 8:33 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The 26-year-old man charged in connection to the death of a 1-year-old child faced a Cuyahoga County judge on Thursday morning.

Ellis Brown was sentenced on Thursday to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty earlier this month to involuntary manslaughter.

Records from the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas show that Brown was also initially indicted on endangering children and felonious assault charges.

“It’s not fair he was asked to do a job he was paid to do a job and he did not complete the job,” said mother DeAngela Thrower.

The prosecutor’s office said Brown was watching the victim near Woodland Avenue and East 47th Street in Cleveland before the young child’s death.

Brown called police and said he found the boy unresponsive after leaving him alone in a bathtub for up to 30 minutes, investigators said.

Emergency crews took the 1-year-old to an area hospital where he died.

Investigators later determined that the cause of death was not from a drowning, but instead due to blunt force trauma to his head, body, and extremities.

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