Update: A man who was convicted of killing his girlfriend's 19-month old baby learned his punishment.
Today a jury recommended 40 years in prison for Alvin Gatewood.
Virginia Beach, Va. - A Circuit Court has deliberated and found 31-year-old Alvin D. Gatewood guilty of second degree murder, child abuse, and neglect in the death of his girlfriend's 19-month-old daughter, officials tell NewsChannel 3.
In November of 2011, the 19-month-old died from blunt force trauma to his abdomen and head after a series of beatings.
The charges carry a maximum sentence of 50 years in prison.
The toddler’s mother, 22-year-old Shanique Jones, faces the same charges - as well as child-endangerment - and is due for trial in May.