A jury in Galveston, Texas, has sentenced a young father to 25 years in prison for severely burning his infant daughter when he put her in a microwave and turned it on for up to 20 seconds.
Jurors deliberated for 6 1/2 hours over two days before sentencing Joshua Mauldin Wednesday. They also fined him $10,000.
The jury rejected Mauldin's claims he was insane when he stuffed his daughter Ana, then 2 months old, in the microwave and convicted him of felony injury to a child.
Prosecutors had asked for a life sentence.
Mauldin's attorney asked jurors to consider Mauldin's long history of mental illness and give him probation so he could be treated outside prison.
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