Man Sentenced For Beating Child To Death

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(KTVI) - A man convicted of beating a six-year-old Cahokia boy to death, will spend the rest of his life in prison. Thirty-nine old lee Crutchfield was convicted of first degree murder in December and sentenced Monday.

Crutchfield was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the beating death of Ryon Smith on Christmas day 2005.

Ryon's body was found on the bedroom floor of the home Crutchfield shared with the boy's mother.