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Man convicted in death of baby sentenced to 32 years

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. - A Fort Carson soldier who was found guilty of child abuse resulting in death was sentenced to 32 years in prison.

Roderick Elam Jr. was convicted of beating his 2-month-old daughter, Harmone'e Elam, to death in December 2011. 

Elam was assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team.  He faced a maximum sentence of 48 years.

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