WICHITA — DeWhite Cameron was sentenced to life in prison today for murdering 2-year-old Damion Thomas.
Cameron also was sentenced to more than 14 years for aggravated battery for beating Damion's twin brother in 2008. The sentences will run consecutively.
According to the prosecution's calculation, Cameron, 28, would have to serve about 32 years in prison before being eligible for parole.
Judge Greg Waller announced Cameron's sentence this morning during a hearing in Sedgwick County District Court.
Premium content for only $0.99
For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today.
In May, a jury convicted Cameron of first-degree murder in Damion's death and aggravated battery for serious injuries to his identical twin.
Cameron, the live-in boyfriend of the twins' mother, was caring for the children at the time emergency crews responded to their house at 13th and Erie.
Both boys had suffered numerous blunt-force injuries.