Cortavia Smith
Cortavia Smith

Columbia man convicted in baby daughter’s death

A jury finds a Columbia man guilty in the death of his six-month-old daughter.

That verdict came in Thursday evening for Cortavia Smith, on a count of abuse of a child resulting in death.

Court documents say Smith told police he accidentally kicked his baby girl at a home on Switzler Street in 2018. She went into cardiac arrest and died.

Smith was sentenced on Friday to 15 years in prison.

(This story was last updated at 4:54 p.m. Saturday.)

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