Texas man gets life in prison for beating, stomping girlfriend's baby

A Texas man was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after his conviction for beating and stomping his girlfriend’s baby to death, KDFW reported.

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Joshua Beard and the child’s mother, Alexis Botello, are accused of burying the girl in Parker County.

According to police, in 2014 Beard slammed 18-month old Tylea so hard onto a bed that she bounced off it and hit the ground. He then stomped on her, police said.

According to the arrest warrant affidavit for Botello, Beard put Tylea’s body in a car. They drove from Arlington to a Walmart in Weatherford, where they bought gloves and shovels. The couple then allegedly dug a grave under the bridge, buried the child and covered her with logs and rocks, KDFW reported.

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Botello later confessed to police and told them where to find Tylea’s body, KDFW reported. She was wrapped in a blanket and wearing only a diaper, according to the affidavit.

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