JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Jacksonville father and stepmother have received lengthy prison sentences in the beating death of his 4-year-old daughter.
Media outlets report a judge sentenced 32-year-old John Ross Norfleet on Thursday to life in prison plus 30 years for the January 2015 death of Jada Norfleet.
The girl's stepmother, 34-year-old Shavonn Chanyell Norfleet, received 60 years in prison. Neither will be eligible for parole.
Prosecutors say John and Shavonn Norfleet disciplined the child by hitting her with a piece of lumber.
John Norfleet, who was a former high school teacher, was convicted last month on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated manslaughter of a small child and aggravated child abuse.
Shavonn Norfleet was convicted of aggravated manslaughter of a child and aggravated child abuse.