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02/11/2014 12:05 EST | Updated 04/13/2014 05:59 EDT

Moussa Sidimé faces sentence for slapping and killing daughter

The sentencing hearing for Moussa Sidimé, 73, began at the Longueuil courthouse Tuesday morning.

Sidimé already pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2010 death of his 13-year-old daughter, Nouténé, after he slapped her so hard an artery in her brain ruptured.

According to testimony heard during his 2011 preliminary hearing, he had slapped her twice for not doing a chore in the manner he had instructed.

Sidimé called 911, but first-responders found the girl unconscious on the floor and bleeding from her nose. She died in hospital a few days later.

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