- Associated Press - Thursday, December 1, 2016

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A Tulsa man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole and three additional consecutive life terms in the rape and killing of a 16-month-old girl.

The Tulsa World (https://bit.ly/2h05vzR ) reports 31-year-old Cody Johnson was sentenced Wednesday on a child abuse murder charge, two counts of child sexual abuse and one count of child neglect in the December 2015 sexual assault and death of Sawyer Paige Jefferson. Jefferson was the daughter of Johnson’s then-girlfriend.

Authorities say Johnson was watching Sawyer on Dec. 5 while her mother was at work, when the abuse occurred. Sawyer died Dec. 6.

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Information from: Tulsa World, https://www.tulsaworld.com

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