DENVER — A Denver man who was convicted in the death of a baby girl has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Gianna Rosales, who went by the nickname Gigi, died in August of 2020, at just nine months old, after she was brought to Denver Health Medical Center.
An autopsy revealed she died from blunt force trauma.
In October, Cain Gallardo, who was Gigi’s mother’s boyfriend, was found guilty of child abuse resulting in death.
On Friday in Denver District Court, a judge sentenced Gallardo to 40 years in the Department of Corrections for his role in Gigi’s death.
Gigi’s father, Anthony Rosales, said he waited more than three years for the sentencing day.
On Friday, more than thirty of Rosales’ family members wore "Justice for Gianna’" shirts in the courtroom, waiting for Gallardo to be sentenced.
“When my baby died, we died. We're still living, but we're dead. We're all dead inside,” said Rosales.
A judge sentenced Gallardo to 40 years in behind bars with about two and a half years of credit for time served.
“It’s not the justice we want,” said Rosales.
Gigi's mother was found not guilty of child abuse charges in February 2024.