Han Lei, 39, grabbed the two-year-old from her pram and threw her to the ground in Beijing in an incident that horrified the Chinese public.
The girl was severely injured and died days later in a hospital. Han fled the scene but police caught him the following day.
The Beijing No 1 Intermediate People's Court sentenced Han to death, and a second man who drove him away from the scene was given five years for attempting to cover up a crime.
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