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China jails dad who tried to kill his baby daughter

BEIJING--A court in northeastern China has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison for trying to kill his baby daughter by inserting sewing needles into her body, state media reported Wednesday.

A court in Heilongjiang province found Yin Zhihe guilty of attempting to murder his 2-month-old daughter in August, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

The court found that Yin wanted to kill the child because he believed that she was not his daughter, Xinhua reported.

The court granted Yin some leniency because he turned himself in to police and the baby survived the attacks, Xinhua said.

A DNA test showed that Yin was the girl's biological father, the report said.

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