Former soldier sentenced for death of two year-old

Monday, December 2, 2013 - 11:38pm

A former Fort Bliss soldier who beat his goddaughter to death back in 2007 has been sentenced to 40 years in jail. Nakia Dawkins was found guilty in 2010 after killing 2 year-old Milayna Harris.

The jury could not decide his sentence at the time so he was scheduled to a resentencing trial to determine his punishment, but Monday Dawkins agreed to plead guilty to a second charge involving Milayna's brother.

As part of the agreement, Dawkins was given a lesser 40-year sentence. As we reported, Dawkins and his wife, Shantrell were for caring for the children while their parents served overseas.

Shawntrell was convicted of murder in January and sentenced to 33 years in prison.


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