Man accused of killing girlfriend’s son sentenced to 45 years

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DEKALB COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man accused of killing his girlfriend’s almost two-year-old son has been sentenced to 45 years in prison after pleading guilty to second degree murder.

Cody Key was babysitting the boy at the time and told police he found the toddler unresponsive.

Authorities said the 23-month-old boy died of blunt force trauma in May of 2015.

The child’s mother, Jessica May, was charged with aggravated child neglect in the case.