Jury finds man guilty in child beating case

EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - The man on trial for beating an 8-month-old child was found guilty Thursday afternoon. Jonathan Oliver will serve 60 consecutive years for two counts of aggravated assault, aggravated battery and child cruelty.

Oliver beat and nearly killed his girlfriend's 8-month-old son Jayden Lee last October. Police say Jayden had bruising on his face and arms and had bite marks.

On Wednesday, prosecutors brought in investigators, the medical examiner and doctors from Memorial University Medical Center to testify against Oliver.

Doctors say Jayden is not expected to live past age 8.

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