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Blakeney Sentenced to Death

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JONES COUNTY, Miss. - Justin Blakeney will sit on death row after a jury found him guilty of murdering a toddler.

It only took an hour for the jury to find the Jones County man guilty in the death of 2-year-old Victoria Viner. 

The girl was the daughter of his then live-in girlfriend.

Blakeney was babysitting the child when it happened back in august 2010.

She was taken University Medical Center in Jackson where she died two days later.

The cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head.

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