South Carolina Man Sentenced to 28 Years for Leaving 19-Month-Old Daughter to Die in Burning Car While Fleeing After Police Chase

Xena Norman was 19 months old when her father left her to die in a burning car. / Facebook

A South Carolina man who left his 19-month-old daughter to die in a burning car after a police chase has been hit with a 28-year prison sentence in the horrific crime.

Imhotep Norman, 28, of Spartanburg, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to homicide by child abuse, failure to stop for police, and drug charges in the April 2019 death of little Xena Norman, authorities said.

Imhotep Norman was sentenced to 28 years in prison. / Spartanburg County Detention Center

The South Carolina Highway Patrol tried to pull Norman over for speeding after he was clocked doing 67 mph in a 45-mph zone.

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Norman took off, driving over the median on Highway 14 and onto I-85 with cops in pursuit as smoke and fire began to spew from the car.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Jorge Fitz-Gibbon

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