- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

OBERLIN, La. (AP) - An Oberlin man is facing up to five years in prison for the death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter.

The American Press (http://bit.ly/1HkZALg ) reports that 33-year-old Bobby Davis Jr. was convicted on the lesser charge of negligent homicide on Thursday in connection to the April 2103 death of Tatiana Holyfield. Davis was facing life in prison for second-degree murder.

The girl’s mother, Brandi Holyfield, pleaded guilty to manslaughter earlier this year.

Prosecutors say the toddler suffered third-degree burns to her back from what investigators say may have been caused by prolonged contact with an electric heater found in the home. An autopsy determined the girl died from a head injury that resulted in a blood clot.

Davis will remain free on bond until his sentencing on Aug. 6.

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Information from: American Press, http://www.americanpress.com

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