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04-30-2017, 07:04 AM

Man given 25 years in shaken baby death
Todd Howell pleaded guilty, gets 10 years of probation after state prison
Updated: 7:27 PM, April 27, 2017


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Jacksonville man who pleaded guilty in the 2013 murder of his girlfriend's 22-month-old daughter was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in state prison, followed by 10 years of probation.

Todd Howell claimed he dropped Kylieann Burress in November 2013 at the Villages of Baymeadows apartments and then shook her in an attempt to wake her up.

The 22-month-old stopped breathing and was rushed unresponsive to Wolfson Children's Hospital, where she died about 12 hours later from shaken baby syndrome.

“Nobody in the world should ever have to see that,” the girl's paternal grandfather, John Burress, said. “No child should ever have to be put through that, because it is just inhumane. It's not right.”

Police said the incident happened after Howell took the girl's mother to work. The two had been together for two months.

Judge Waddell Wallace said what happened was inexcusable and unjustifiable when he sentenced Howell to 25 years in state prison. Howell had pleaded guilty a month ago to killing the little girl.


She leaves behind her parents, Stephanie Green & Troy Burress


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Stephanie Green
March 2, 2013 ·

With kylie burress.

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Stephanie Green
March 6, 2013 ·