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Calgary man convicted of murder in child death to face sentencing in September

Justin Bennet was charged in September 2018 with murder in the 2017 death of three-year-old Ivy Wick. Obtained by Global News

A sentencing hearing is to be held in September for a Calgary man convicted of second-degree murder in the beating death of his girlfriend’s three-year-old daughter.

Ivy Wick was injured on Sept. 27, 2017, and died in hospital of head and brain injuries eight days later.

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An autopsy revealed she suffered blunt-force trauma, which prompted homicide investigators to take over the case.

Justin Bennett was charged a year later following a confession to undercover police officers.

READ MORE: Judge reserves decision in trial of man charged with death of Calgary toddler Ivy Wick

He said he had become angry after being interrupted by the child, smashed her in the head, threw her against a wall and then tripped her.

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Bennett is to be back in court Sept. 29.

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