• Man faces life sentence to beating girlfriend to death

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    VIERA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man is facing a life sentence for beating his girlfriend to death.

    Florida Today reports that 24-year-old Josiah Hadley was found guilty Friday of second degree murder. His sentencing is scheduled for May 3.

    Police say Hadley and 22-year-old Griselle Martinez began arguing while hanging out with friends in Melbourne in 2014, and the fight escalated once they returned to their Palm Bay apartment. A roommate told police that Hadley repeatedly punched Martinez. An autopsy later determined that Martinez died from blunt force injuries to the head and neck causing a brain hemorrhage

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    Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), http://www.floridatoday.com

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