Man accused of killing daughter in Rocky River home sentenced to 22 years in prison

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CLEVELAND-- The man accused of killing his daughter last year entered several guilty pleas Tuesday morning.

On Sept. 27, 2016, authorities say Jamal Mansour shot his 27-year-old daughter, Tahani Mansour, while she slept in their Rocky River home.

When asked to explain why the father would shoot his own daughter, family members blamed a medical condition; they said Mansour is a diabetic.

On Tuesday, Mansour's attorney said the shooting happened after a fight over Tahani's room being a mess.

Mansour cried as he asked God for forgiveness and said he misses and loves his daughter.

The judge called the crime "incomprehensible."

"She had a bright future ahead of her," Judge Nancy Margaret Russo said, before sentencing Mansour to 22 years in prison; six of those years are mandatory.

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