HOUSTON -

A father convicted of killing his baby daughter has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Iniubong Ebong was found of capital murder on Monday afternoon. Investigators say he shook his 5-month-old to death in 2010.

Witnesses included a nurse who was in the emergency room when the child was brought into the hospital, as well as an officer who transported the defendant from the crime scene.

Ebong, 34, has reportedly admitted to shaking the child after she wouldn't stop crying.

He faced up to 99 years in prison, but a jury chose the 40-year sentence.