Jeffco Man Gets Life Prison Term for Killing Toddler

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A Jefferson County man is headed to state prison for the rest of his life for killing a toddler in 2006.

37-year-old Dexter Arrington was sentenced today in circuit court. Last November, he pleaded guilty to fatally beating 2-year-old Samuel Perryman. Arrington entered the plea agreement as his case was about to go to trial

Court records showed the youngster suffered bruises and other injuries over 25 percent of his body and died in his East Thomas home on November 9th, 2006.

Arrington was a convicted sex offender and will serve his prison term without the possibility of parole.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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