NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- A man convicted of killing a little girl will spend 50 years behind bars.

On Friday a Newport News judge sentenced Carl Cottee. Cottee pleaded guilty to killing his ex-girlfriend's 4-year-old daughter in 2013.

Police found Madyson VanCleave-Hook with a fractured skull inside a home on Sundown Lane. She later died at the hospital.

Madyson VanCleave-Hook