NEW IBERIA, Louisiana — A New Iberia man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a 4-year-old girl and scalding her 3-year-old brother.
The Daily Iberian reports (http://bit.ly/1sHMnA7 ) that District Judge Charles Porter recently sentenced 29-year-old Jamal Charles.
Charles was convicted Sept. 15 in a bench trial. Investigators testified that he beat Rayneisha Hudson with a hammer and put the girl and her brother Raymon into a bathtub of 180-degree water.
At the time, the children's mother was Charles' girlfriend.
KATC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1tkk0LY ) that forensic pathologist Christopher Tape testified that the girl had been hit in many places, and some of the injuries were days old.
Rayneisha Hudson died Jan. 27, 2011.