Suspect in Missouri tot’s death gets life for abusing another girl

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) – A Springfield man awaiting trial in the killing of a toddler has been sentenced to two life sentences plus another 10 years for abusing a different child.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that Judge Thomas Mountjoy said that 33-year-old Kenneth Davis had demonstrated that he “simply cannot be around children” in ordering the sentence Friday for seven counts of child abuse for the July 2018 beating of an 8-year-old girl.

Deputies say Davis’ assault left the girl with a bruised and bloodied face and clump of hair missing two months after the May 2018 death of 2-year-old Kinzlea Kilgore in Buffalo.

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