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Niles man convicted for death of baby daughter

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Matt Wilson with his daughter in a photo provided by Wilson's family Matt Wilson with his daughter in a photo provided by Wilson's family
WARREN, Ohio -

A Niles man charged with murdering his infant daughter is going to prison after pleading guilty to a less serious charge.

Matthew Wilson, 33, appeared in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court on Friday and entered a plea of guilty to an amended indictment of involuntary manslaughter.

Wilson was scheduled to go on trial next week on a charge of murder.

As part of a plea agreement, Wilson will be sentenced to nine years in prison.

First responders from Niles answered a 9-1-1 call on February 10, 2017, reporting a baby in distress at the Bellair Court apartment that Wilson shared with the baby's mother, Brittany Watkins.

One of the firefighters that responded to the scene said the father answered the door while holding the baby and started explaining how she was having trouble breathing.

Five-week-old Aubrianna Wilson was taken to Akron Children's Hospital in Boardman before she was flown by medical helicopter to Akron Children's Hospital where she died.

Deputies escorted member's of Wilson's family from the courthouse after they were heard shouting profanities in the hallway after sentencing.

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