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Va Beach man sentenced in child's death

Thursday - 11/7/2013, 4:10am  ET

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia Beach man convicted of killing his girlfriend's 4-month-old daughter has been sentenced to life in prison plus 40 years.

A judge in Virginia Beach sentenced 24-year-old Micah Patterson on Wednesday.

WAVY-TV ( reports the baby and her mother moved in with Patterson last year. The child died in January of this year.

Prosecutors say an autopsy revealed, among other things, that the baby had fractured ribs, a bruised pelvis and abdomen, ligature marks on her neck and brain swelling and hemorrhaging.

A jury convicted Patterson in August of first-degree murder, object sexual penetration and child abuse.


Information from: WAVY-TV,

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