Logan County Man Gets Life In Death Of 3-Year-Old

FORT MORGAN, Colo. (AP) – A Logan County man has been sentenced to life in prison for the death of his 3-year-old daughter.

The Denver Post reports that a Morgan County jury late Tuesday found Mark Weeks guilty of first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in the July 9, 2010, death of his daughter, Alexis.

Alexis had a skull fracture, a healing broken rib and multiple bruises on her body.

It took the jury four hours to reach a verdict following a two week trial. Prosecutors also charged Alexis’ stepmother Ginger Weeks, who is expected to receive a 12 year prison sentence as part of a plea deal.

The couple told doctors that Alexis hit her head on a stove in their mobile home. Medical experts say Alexis’ head injury didn’t match their story.

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