Man accused of Troy toddler’s death pleads guilty to manslaughter

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Man accused of Troy toddler's death pleads guilty to manslaughter


TROY – A Schenectady man admitted in court Wednesday that he killed a toddler while he was babysitting the child last year.

Daquan Parker, 21, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and will be sentenced to 15 years in prison as part of a plea deal with the Rensselaer County District Attorney’s office.

Parker was charged with second-degree murder and faced a maximum penalty of 25 years to life if convicted of that charge at trial.

Parker admitted that he killed his then-girlfriend’s 3-year-old son, Mayjor Douglas, on Dec. 7 at the Corliss Park Apartments in North Troy.

Parker will be sentenced on a future date by County Court Judge Jennifer Sober.

Parker faced a two-count indictment for second-degree murder. He has been held in the Rensselaer County Jail without bail since his arrest.

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