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Medicine Hat man sentenced to life in toddler's death

A Medicine Hat man has been sent to prison for life with no chance of parole for 18 years in the death of a toddler.

Tjaye Heller will not get a chance at parole for 18 years

Tjaye Heller pleaded guilty in the death of a Medicine Hat toddler in March. (Facebook)

A Medicine Hat man has been sent to prison for life with no chance of parole for 18 years in the death of a toddler.

Tjaye Heller was originally charged with first-degree murder, sexual assault, sexual interference and improperly interfering with human remains.

In March, he entered a guilty plea to the lesser charge.

Heller was not related to the child, who cannot be named because of a publication ban.