Father gets 25 to life for baby's death

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Serjio Luevano is sentenced Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, in Kern County court for the death of his 2-month-old daughter.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A father was sentenced Tuesday in the death of his 2-month-old daughter.

Serjio Luevano will spend 25 years to life in prison for manslughter and assualt on a child in the October 2010 death of Kiera Luevano.

Luevano claimed Kiera stopped breathing on her own, so he tried to revive her.

"I was told she had damage to the brain caused by the shaking (that) I did while I was trying to get her to respond," Luevano told Eyewitness News during a 2010 jailhouse interview.

"I should have probably called 911 before doing anything," Luevano said at the time. "It probably would have been faster and more helpful."