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