COPY-Sentencing set for man who killed girlfriend's son

Associated Press - December 22, 2009 8:44 AM ET

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A southwestern Illinois man faces up to 100 years in prison when he's sentenced for fatally beating his ex-girlfriend's son more than a year ago.

Madison County jurors convicted 36-year-old Frank Price in August of first-degree murder.

Price killed Ethan Allen in September of last year, then claimed the injury resulted from a bicycle fall.

The boy died at a St. Louis hospital after being taken off life support.

Price has a previous battery conviction for which he was placed on court supervision. At the time of Ethan's death, Price was free on his own recognizance on a 2007 cocaine-possession charge.

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