McLeod Sentence

A Houston County man was sentenced to nearly 200 years behind bars Wednesday.

A jury convicted Freeshon McLeod last month of the rape and attempted murder of a six-year-old girl.

At the trial, the little girl identified McLeod as the man who hit her in the head with a wok in October of 2001.

DNA evidence also linked McLeod to the crime.

Judge Brad Mendheim ordered McLeod to serve his two 99-year sentences consecutively.

The judge denied a motion for a new trial.

The defense attorneys plan to appeal.