30-year-old Zebaria Dolan must serve a minimum of 21 years in prison before he’s eligible for parole.
Dolan was charged with the death of Anna Mae Ulrich in December of 2013, and was sentenced Wednesday.
Ulrich was the daughter of Dolan’s girlfriend, police say the child died from injuries suffered in a severe beating.
Dolan pleaded guilty last month to charges of second-degree murder and felony child abuse in Modoc County Court.
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