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NE Kansas man sentenced in son's beating death

Published on -6/28/2013, 5:43 PM

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HIAWATHA, Kan. (AP) -- A northeast Kansas man has been given the maximum sentence for the beating death of his 4-year-old son.

KNZA-FM reports (http://bit.ly/1cw0txf ) 27-year-old Lee Davis IV, of Hiawatha, was sentenced Friday to nearly 20 years in prison.

Davis was initially charged with first-degree murder but pleaded no contest in April to second-degree murder and felony child abuse.

The son, who has been identified only by a set of initials, died March 5 at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

The sentence imposed by Brown County District Judge Jim Patton requires Davis to register as a violent offender for 15 years after completing his prison term.

A woman who lived with Davis at the time of the killing faces a September hearing on multiple charges, including aiding and abetting second-degree murder.

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