- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to 25 years in jail after pleading guilty in June to the murder of his former girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter.

The Times-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1WBQ78Y ) 37-year-old Mark Shane Hyden was sentenced Monday in Whitley County Circuit Court.

In November 2013, Hyden and his then-girlfriend 38-year-old Trina Michelle White were arrested and charged in the beating death of White’s daughter.

Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird says crews responded to a call on Nov. 20, 2013 about an unresponsive child. The toddler was taken to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Bird says the medical examiner’s office determined the cause of death was blunt force trauma and asphyxiation.

Hyden and White were indicted for murder in December 2013. White is scheduled to appear in court in January.

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