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Man sentenced to life for toddler's murder

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HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC) -

A man charged in the death of a Hinesville toddler will be spending the rest of his life behind bars.

Samuel Carroll, 3, was rushed to a hospital with head injuries back in February 2011 but died a few days later.

On Wednesday, a Liberty County jury found Robert Gonzales, 30, a friend of the toddler's mother, guilty of felony murder, three counts of first degree cruelty to children and aggravated assault.

Gonzales was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years with the possibility of parole. 

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