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Genesis Hill: Death row inmate's sentence reduced to 30 to life

Genesis Hill
Genesis Hill
Posted at 9:20 AM, Jun 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-27 19:50:12-04

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio death row inmate has had his sentence reduced to 30 years to life after his conviction was overturned based on new evidence suggesting his infant daughter's death was accidental.

Genesis Hill was convicted in 1991 in Cincinnati of aggravated murder for killing his 6-month-old daughter, Domika. Hamilton County prosecutors argued the infant was violently shaken.

Federal Judge Edmund Sargus overturned Hill's death sentence in April based on evidence that Hill fell off a wall while holding Domika and accidentally crushed the infant's skull with his knee.

Hamilton County Judge Lisa Allen handed down the new sentence Thursday. Hill is eligible for parole but it's unclear when he might leave prison. Defense attorney William Gallagher has called the expected sentence a fair resolution.