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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

January 8, 2009

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany teenager was convicted Thursday of beating a little boy to death.

After the verdict, the killer, Vincent Soilberry, smiled at our camera as he left the courthouse.

The jury took only 20 minutes to find Soilberry guilty of beating three year old Shondarius Roney to death last spring.

The child's family said they hope the verdict helps the mother.

"The Roney family heart goes out to her. We will give her all the support that she wants. We want everyone to get some closure in this situation," said Family spokesman Dewain Roney.

Soilberry, who turned 19 Thursday, was sentenced to life plus 40 years.

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