A 25-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon to killing his 23-month-old daughter last year.
Pierce County prosecutors will recommend a term of 25 years in prison for Andrew Houston III when he's sentenced in May.
Houston pleaded guilty to a single count of second-degree murder with aggravating circumstances.
He admitted he inflicted fatal injuries on Briyana Houston in July. The defendant told investigators he was frustrated over financial issues and the girl's refusal to eat her dinner, court records show.
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Doctors who examined the girl before she died told investigators she had retinal hemorrhaging, skull factures, liver damage and severe brain injuries consistent with being violently shaken and hit with something blunt, records show.