Mississippi man sentenced to life plus 20 years for torturing woman, son

By Associated Press

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man convicted of torturing his girlfriend and her 5-year-old son was sentenced to life in prison.

Luis Miguel Garcia-Lebron was sentenced to life plus 20 years on Monday for felony child abuse and aggravated domestic violence.

Garcia-Lebron was convicted in January of abusing his then-girlfriend, 24-year-old Alesha Lugo and one of her sons.

Hattiesburg police responded to a call in January 2019 about a woman and a child with injuries.

An investigation revealed 30-year-old Garcia-Lebron physically abused the child, attacked Lugo with multiple objects and choked her.

Forrest-Perry County District Attorney Lin Carter said Garcia-Lebron’s sentence takes into account his “heinous” crimes.

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