A Hartford man charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of his girlfriend's 13-month-old daughter has been found not guilty, according to Hartford Superior Court.
David Brown-Barrett, who was 19 at the time of his arrest in September 2013, had been charged with manslaughter and risk of injury to a minor. A jury found him not guilty Wednesday morning.
The child, Taiasia Allen, died under suspicious circumstances in Hartford on Sept. 12, 2013. Police said Brown-Barrett was with the toddler the day she died.
According to the warrant for his arrest, Brown-Barrett told police he had lost his patience with the child and punched her in the stomach, then left the room and came back to find her bleeding and foaming at the mouth.
Officials at Saint Francis Hospital, where Brown-Barrett took the child, said Taiasia had gone into cardiac arrest.
Brown-Barrett pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Special investigations detectives and officials from the Department of Child and Family Services were involved in the investigation.