Life sentence for sexually assaulting, murdering 3-month-old daughter

Updated: Wednesday, March 6 2013, 08:36 AM EST
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A federal judge has sentenced a man to life in prison for sexually assaulting and murdering his three-month old daughter.

28-year-old Steven Deuman was sentenced to two life terms in prison after he was convicted of murder and aggravated sexual abuse in the infants death in August 2011.

The first-degree murder conviction carries a mandatory penalty of life without parole.

Federal authorities investigated the death because it occurred on tribal land.

Deuman has maintained that his daughter's death was an accident.
    



Life sentence for sexually assaulting, murdering 3-month-old daughter
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