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VA Beach man could spend 30 years behind bars for killing 2-year-old

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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (WWBT) -

A Virginia Beach man who pleaded guilty to killing his girlfriend's two-year-old son is now behind bars.

Twenty-four-year-old Jerrell Edwards could spend the next 30 years in prison. He'll find out his sentence in December.

Edwards pleaded guilty to 2nd-degree murder and child abuse charges.

Prosecutors say he severely beat the toddler, while the child's mother attended college classes in April of last year.

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