Mio man sent to prison for life after causing 4-month-old's death

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MIDLAND (WJRT) (12/8/2017) - A Mio man who pleaded guilty in the death of a 4-month-old Midland girl has been sentenced to life in prison.

Police say 47-year-old Richard Watson caused the injuries that resulted in the death of Evelyn Legacy. The baby was lethargic and had trouble breathing while her mother and Watson were shopping at a Canton store in August 2015.

The little girl was take to the hospital and died a short time later.

Watson admitted to he had hurt the child while caring for her before the visit to the store. He may be eligible for parole in several years.

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