LAWRENCE - The father convicted of nearly killing his toddler by putting chemicals in her bottle was sentenced to 16 years in prison.     

Khemchan Suliaman was convicted of putting ammonium chloride in 2-year-old Priya's bottle in Lawrence in 2011.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Police say Suliaman planned to kill himself and his child after breaking up with the child’s mother.

Cops found the father and daughter nearly unconscious in a Lawrence parking lot.

The child recovered.