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Father gets life for killing 5-month-old son

Apr 19, 2011 5:29:00 PM - thestate.com
Eleventh Circuit Judge Knox McMahon sentenced 19-year-old Lexie Dial III to life in prison for homicide by child abuse Tuesday in a Lexington County courtroom.

Dial was found guilty last week by a Lexington County jury of killing his 5-month-old son, Joshua, by shaking him to death.

The incident happened in January 2010. Since then, Dial has been in jail awaiting trial.

The case was prosecuted by the Attorney General’s office.

During the trial, Dial testified that injuries to the baby resulted from a fall he had while carrying the infant.

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