A Shawnee man has pleaded guilty in the child abuse death of a 3-year-old Merriam girl.
Kham Khamchanh, 40, pleaded guilty Monday in Johnson County District Court in the January 2014 death of Yamarawit “Yami” Sahle, who was the daughter of his then-girlfriend.
Khamchanh pleaded guilty to intentional second-degree murder.
He admitted that on Jan. 9, 2014, he became angry and threw the little girl to the ground five to 10 times.
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He also admitted that he had punched and slapped her on several previous occasions.
According to the doctor who conducted an autopsy, she suffered a skull fracture, bleeding to her brain and abdominal injuries.
Attorneys said that based on Khamchanh’s prior criminal history, he faces a sentence of 165 months.
Sentencing was set for Oct. 15.