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Father Gets 25 Years For Killing 2-Year-Old

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BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for fatally beating his 2-year-old daughter with a leather belt.

Tyrone Hamber had pleaded guilty in October to child abuse resulting in death in the killing of Melonie Hamber in April 2010. He was sentenced on Friday.

Hamber admitted to beating his daughter unconscious with a belt before calling police. He had initially told investigators that he found the child unresponsive on the bathroom floor.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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