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1/12/04

Lubbock Man Sentenced to Life

Lubbock Sheriff's Office Lubbock Sheriff's Office

A 28-year-old Lubbock man will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars for killing his daughter.

Last week, Adam Ayala pleaded Guilty to Capital Murder in the November 2002 death of his 13-month-old daughter, Desiree Ayala. Ayala admitted to hitting Desiree because she would not stop crying. Originally he claimed she drowned inside their home in the 2600 block of 1st Place. An autopsy proved she had been beaten.

The Lubbock County Assistant District Attorney says he and the victim's family are satisfied with the sentence. Matt Powell added that there was no doubt in his mind that Ayala deserved to be behind bars, especially given his character in court.

"I think you saw a lot of the character of this man, even at the end when the victim's mother was up giving the victim's impact statement, and he, at least initially, had a grin on his face. That speaks volumes to what this is all about," said Powell.

Ayala must serve 40 years before he's eligible for parole.

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