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Arlington Man Sentenced for Stomping Baby to Death

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    A man convicted of beating and stomping his girlfriend's baby daughter to death then burying her body has been sentenced to life in prison.

    A Tarrant County jury sentenced 24-year-old Joshua Beard of Arlington on Monday. Beard was convicted of murder on Saturday in the 2014 death of 18-month-old Tylea Moore.

    Prosecutors say Tylea died of blunt force trauma at the home Beard shared with the girl's mother, Alexis Botello. They say an angry Beard at one point threw the child onto a bed with such force that she bounced off and landed on the floor, where he stomped on her.

    Authorities say Tylea was buried underneath a rural bridge northwest of Fort Worth.

    Colorado Man Charged with Five Counts of Murder in Deaths of Wife and Daughters

    [NATL] Colorado Man Charged with Five Counts of Murder in Deaths of Wife and Daughters

    Christopher Lee Watts was charged with five counts of murder Monday for the deaths of his wife Shanann Watts and their two daughters Bella and Celeste. Watts had initially pleaded publicly that his wife and daughters had gone missing. Their bodies were discovered on the property of the oil and natural gas company Watts worked for. The D.A. said that it's "too early" to discuss whether prosecutors would seek the death penalty.

    (Published 3 hours ago)

    Botello awaits trial on charges that include capital murder.

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