BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- A jury has convicted a man of beating and killing a 17-month-old child in 2009.

The Brunswick News reports that a Glynn County Superior Court jury convicted 35-year-old Daryl Jones Thursday of beating and killing Brianna Hester.

Judge Anthony Harrison sentenced Jones to life in prison.

Authorities said the child's mother, Kimberly Hester, had been romantically involved and living with Jones when her child was killed. Police arrested Jones four days after paramedics found Brianna bruised and unresponsive Apr. 30, 2009, on the living room floor of the apartment where the couple lived.

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