- Associated Press - Saturday, October 17, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Prosecutors say a man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the beating death of his 17-month-old son in the Memphis suburb of Germantown.

The Shelby County district attorney’s office say 33-year-old Curtis Lee Morris Jr. was sentenced to life in prison by Judge Chris Craft after jurors convicted him Friday of first-degree murder in the perpetration of aggravated child abuse of a child under 8 years old.

Isaiah Snipes-Morris died on Nov. 14, 2009. Doctors say he had severe injuries to his spine and internal organs. His father claimed he accidentally stepped on his child.

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