SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Greene County jury found a father accused of beating his young daughter guilty on seven counts of child abuse.
It took the jurors just three hours to deliberate the fate of Robert Davis. He faces life in prison.
Jurors heard closing arguments Thursday morning.
Wednesday, witness testimony ended with Davis taking the stand to tell his side of the story. He told the jury about the afternoon he spent at the creek with his child. He claimed on the stand the child received her injuries by falling along a curb, and then climbing into the back seat of a car.
Greene County investigators told a different story about the girl's injuries while on the stand. The child testified Davis pulled her hair out in the beating.
Davis also faces charges in the death of Kinzlea Kilgore in Dallas County. He faces a judge next week.