Reed Pleads Guilty to Killing Baby

By Greg Catlin

July 22, 2010 Updated Apr 21, 2006 at 11:49 PM EDT

A man pleads guilty to killing a baby.

But instead of murder, he pleads guilty to manslaughter.

Chad Reed of Conklin was 22-years-old when he was arrested last September.

He now admits he violently shook and threw to the floor his girlfriend's 8-month-old baby at his apartment on Conklin Road.

Little Dakoda Clapper died a few days later.

Reed was scheduled to go on trial for murder in June.

Instead, he pled guilty to manslaughter.

Reed will spend 15 years in prison when he's formally sentenced in June.

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