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State Court Upholds Life Sentence in Baby Death

October 9, 2007

Worth County - - A Worth County man will serve life in prison for murdering his girlfriend's one year old child after the Georgia Supreme Court denied his appeal. 

Willie King was convicted of murdering 13 month old Gabriel Jenkins back in 1998.

The toddler died from blunt force trauma and his body was covered in bruises.

King appealed the conviction saying his attorney should have informed jurors to consider charges of a lesser crime, like involuntary manslaughter.

Justices ruled King's lawyer defended him on the basis that King was *not* involved in the baby's death at all and jurors did not believe that explanation.

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