Man who was praised in the past now sentenced to prison for life

CREATED Jan 19, 2013

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Milwaukee man who gained attention for overcoming poverty and a broken home has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally beating a 2-year-old boy. \

28-year-old Corey Benson was sentenced yesterday to a life term with no chance of supervised release.

Benson was convicted in March of killing his girlfriend's 2-year-old son while babysitting the boy in 2011, and severely injuring the boy in 2010.