Man sentenced in death of girlfriend's daughter - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

UPDATE

Man sentenced in death of girlfriend's daughter

Posted: Updated:
Martwane Mackey (Source: AZJails.info) Martwane Mackey (Source: AZJails.info)
  • More newsMore>>

  • BREAKING

    MPD investigating 2 overnight homicides, 1 shooting

    MPD investigating 2 overnight homicides, 1 shooting

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-08-30 16:42:09 GMT
    According to Montgomery District Attorney Darryl Bailey, Montgomery police are investigating two homicides that occurred Friday night in the city, one on Park Town Way off the Troy Highway, and the otherMore >>
    According to Montgomery District Attorney Darryl Bailey, Montgomery police are investigating two homicides that occurred Friday night in the city, one on Park Town Way off the Troy Highway, and the other on Truett Drive, just off Court Street.
    More >>
  • EU to slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    EU to slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-08-30 16:11:01 GMT
    Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.More >>
    The European Union on Saturday warned that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider...More >>
  • Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

    Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-08-30 16:10:51 GMT
    Iraqi officials say a suicide car bomb attack on an army checkpoint has killed nine people, including four soldiers, south of Baghdad.More >>
    The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.More >>
PHOENIX (CBS5/AP) -

A Phoenix man has been sentenced to second-degree murder and child abuse in the death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter.

On Thursday, a judge sentenced Martwane Mackey to 22 years in prison on the second-degree murder charges and a lifetime of probation on the child abuse charges.

Mackey pleaded guilty to the charges last year in Maricopa County Superior Court.

Phoenix police said Mackey called 911 around 2 a.m. on June 25, 2011 and said that 3-year-old Tyshea Austin wasn't breathing.

When police arrived, they saw bite marks and injuries to her head and torso, and said that she appeared to have been dead for "some time."

Investigators found similar injuries to her 1-year-old sister.

Police said that the then 18-year-old Mackey admitted to abusing the girls but denied causing Tyshea's death.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Powered by WorldNow