Common law parents sentenced in death of their daughter

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WHITE PLAINS – A Yonkers man was sentenced Tuesday to four to 12 years in state prison on his guilty plea to felony manslaughter in connection with the death of his six-month-old daughter in March 2013.
Clarence Thomas, 33, was the primary caretaker of Natalia Johns and their mother’s other children while she worked.
The baby died of old and new trauma to her head, according to an autopsy and Thomas gave the police varying accounts of how the child could have sustained those injuries.
Thomas’ common law wife, Kayan Johns, 33, of the Bronx, pled guilty to endangering the welfare of a child as a misdemeanor and was sentenced to county jail.