On Thursday, a judge of Mississippi sentenced a woman to life without parole, days after a jury found her guilty of capital murder in the death of her 14-month-old stepdaughter, according to WJTV.
Media outlets reports that T’Kia Bevily was sentenced after District Attorney Daniella Shorter agreed not to push for the death penalty.
Bevily was convicted of capital murder on Friday for the murder of 14-month-old Jurayah Smith, that happened back in October 2017.
The father of the toddler, Morris Bevily, is also charged with murder. His trial was supposed to begin this week, but it was postponed.
Investigators said that the toddler sustained numerous blunt-force injuries to her head and was killed while T’kia and Morris Bevily.