Carlos Lopez, whose wife, Awilda, is serving a life sentence for the murder of her 6-year-old daughter, Elisa Izquierdo, was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison for his attacks on the child.
Lopez, 40, in jail on a crack cocaine charge when Elisa died on Nov. 22, 1995, was accused of repeatedly slamming the first-grader's head against a wall on Oct. 31, 1995.
Last month, he pleaded guilty to third-degree assault in exchange for a sentence of 1 1/2 to three years in prison.
Ms. Lopez, 29, mother of six children by three different men, pleaded guilty June 24 to second-degree murder in Elisa's death. She admitted she hit the child and knocked her into a concrete wall on Nov. 20, 1995. She was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.
Lopez told police Elisa had moved in with him and Awilda in May 1994 after the child's father, Gustavo Izquierdo, died of cancer.
The other children are now in foster care.