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May 4, 2004

Bainbridge - Jurors deliberated less than two hours Tuesday before finding Roddicus Butler of Bainbridge guilty for the beating death of two year old Jamira Washington in November 2003.

Butler originally told police the child choked and he tried to perform CPR on her, creating bruises. He later admitted to slapping the little girl. She died of trauma to the head and abdomen.

Assistant District Attorney Joe Mulholland says, "Based on the evidence, I think it was the right verdict to give. He beat this child to death and there was no question in the juries mind, there was no question in our minds. We're very happy with the way the verdict came back and satisfied as is the family."

Butler has been sentenced to life in prison

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