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Father sentenced to life in capital murder case

(Photo source: Waveland Police Dept., 2013) (Photo source: Waveland Police Dept., 2013)
HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

A Waveland man has been found guilty of capital murder in the death of his daughter.

Oren Lewis took the stand in his own defense Friday as testimony wrapped up. Lewis is accused of killing his 23 month-old daughter Maleah Bush in August 2013.

At the time of his arrest, police say Lewis told them the child fell from her bed while asleep. An autopsy showed she died of a massive head injury.

The Hancock County jury got the case late Friday afternoon. Following a guilty verdict, Lewis was sentenced to life without parole. 

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