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Father sentenced in 2016 stabbing death of daughter in North Hollywood

A father was sentenced to 21 years to life in prison for stabbing his 1-year-old daughter to death in the North Hollywood apartment they shared, setting the room on fire, then jumping out the window, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Noe Torres, 50, pleaded no contest July 20 to second-degree murder and arson and was sentenced immediately, prosecutors said. As part of a plea agreement, Torres also admitted to using a knife to kill his daughter, Rosario Torres.

Prosecutors said that on Oct. 21, Torres stabbed his daughter during an argument with the child's mother in the 13100 block of Vanowen Street.

Torres then set fire to the apartment, stabbed himself and, while on fire, jumped out a window. According to coroner’s records, the child was taken to a hospital by her mother and was pronounced dead.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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