Man convicted of leaving toddler daughter to die in frozen Pa. playground gets life sentence

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man convicted of leaving his 2-year-old daughter out in the snow to die has been sentenced to life in prison.

Prosecutors say 26-year-old William Page left Nyia (NY'-uh) Page in a playground near their home outside Pittsburgh in subfreezing temperatures in February 2007 because he was angry she kept removing her diaper. Jurors convicted him in March but split on whether he deserved the death penalty.

Page on Tuesday denied having killed anyone and vowed to fight until he's free. He says he received an unfair trial.

Allegheny County Judge David Cashman told Page he should've received the death penalty and called him despicable. He sentenced Page to life in prison plus 21 to 42 years for murder, kidnapping, making false reports to police and aggravated indecent assault.