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Thomas Darling pleads guilty in Lee Co. child death

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A Lee County man pled guilty Tuesday to killing a two year old girl last year.

Thirty-year old Thomas Darling was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday afternoon for the death of little Lila Grayce Lyons.

He was babysitting the little girl at his home and prosecutors say he hit her so hard, her liver lacerated and died at his home on Knollwood Drive.

Darling was scheduled to stand trial Monday, but entered the guilty plea Tuesday afternoon to causing the death of the child due to failure to seek medical attention for her.

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