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Kansas man sentenced to 21 years over toddler girl's death


GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — A 26-year-old central Kansas man has been sentenced to 21 years in prison over the death of his girlfriend's toddler daughter.

Chaz Stephens of Hoisington pleaded guilty in April to a charge of intentional second-degree murder in the March 2018 death of 2-year-old Iviona Lewis. He initially was charged with first-degree murder and faced a possible life sentence.

The Kansas attorney general's office said Barton County District Judge Mike Keeley handed down the 253-month prison sentence Monday.

Iviona had been gone for 48 hours when she was reported missing. Her body...

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