GLENDALE — A Glendale man pleaded guilty Wednesday to the assault that caused the death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter.
Joseph Alcoriza, 31, now likely faces 25 years to life in state prison, said Deputy District Attorney Natalie Admonian. The sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 5 in Pasadena Superior Court.
Alcoriza was arrested two days after his girlfriend's daughter, Kathe Manaig, died at Glendale Memorial Hospital from full cardiac arrest, Glendale Police Det. Robert Breckenridge said.