PROVIDENCE — A Pawtucket man convicted of killing his 10-year-old daughter was sentenced him to life in prison Wednesday by Superior Court Judge Netti C. Vogel, who called him a “sadist” and a “bully.”
The man, Jorge DePina, 37, was sentenced Wednesday in Providence. He was found guilty of second-degree murder last month in the 2013 beating death of Aleida DePina. He was acquitted of first-degree murder, as the jury found that the killing was not premeditated.
An autopsy found the girl died of blunt trauma to her small intestine. The autopsy also found lash marks on her back, likely from a jump rope or severed electrical cords found in the apartment. DePina’s attorneys had said she might have suffered her intestinal injury in a bike crash.