Rochester father sentenced to 27 years to life in prison for 2018 murder of 9-month-old

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The father accused of killing his 9-month-old daughter in 2018 was sentenced to 27 and 1/3 years to life in prison Tuesday.

Charlie Richmond, 27, was convicted of second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter, and aggravated criminal contempt in the murder of 9-month-old Arabella Richmond.

Arabella was found unresponsive on Jan. 1, 2018, in a Culver Road home. She later died at Strong Memorial Hospital from blunt force trauma to her head.

“Over three and a half years later, I am proud that the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office can finally secure justice for young Arabella,” said Assistant District Attorney Amanda Balling. “This sentence would not have been possible without the Major Crimes Unit at the Rochester Police Department, the Marshall’s Task Force, and the incredible doctors and advocates at Golisano Children’s Hospital. While we are pleased with today’s sentence, nothing can be done to bring back the life of this young child, a fact that Charlie Richmond will have to live with for the rest of his days.”

If you know or suspect a child who may be experiencing abuse, the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office urges you to contact law enforcement or the Bivona Child Advocacy Center.