By Heartland News
PEMISCOT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A Pemiscot County man pleaded guilty to second degree murder Tuesday in the death of a toddler. A judged sentenced him to 20 years in prison.
Authorities say Matthew Taylor hit two-year-old Lillian Fowler several times in the face last week.
She was air-lifted to a Memphis hospital where she later died. An autopsy showed the girl died from head trauma.
The child's mother, 21-year-old Joanie Fowler, faced endangering the welfare of a child charged after she originally told investigators the girl was injured in a four-wheeler wreck.