SALINE COUNTY, Kan. -

A man convicted of killing a Saline County toddler will spend the rest of his life in prison.

A judge sentenced Troy L. Love II to life in prison, plus 4 years and 7 months for felony murder, according to the Salina Journal. He was convicted of the child abuse death of 18-month-old Bre'Elle Jefferson in April 2012. Authorities say Bre'elle died as a result of injuries consistent with child abuse.

Police said Love was a boyfriend of the child's mother.