A Carlsbad man has been sentenced to nearly a decade in prison for the death of his girlfriend’s daughter.
Jared Bartels was charged with “intentional abuse of a child resulting in death” after the 10-month-old suffocated last year.
Investigators say they found the girl wrapped tightly with her arms by her sides, and a pillow over her face.
Last week however, Bartels took a plea deal pleading no contest to child abandonment instead.
Investigators say Bartels was high on heroin at the time and the girl’s mother was sleeping.