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Man who killed pregnant girlfriend sentenced to life in prison

By Tyler May, tmay@krcrtv.com
Published On: Aug 20 2014 02:12:02 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 20 2014 02:12:10 PM CDT

An Oroville man convicted of beating his girlfriend to death was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday.

Olabaku Jones was found guilty of second-degree murder August 6. Jones beat his pregnant girlfriend, Abby Tucker, to death in their Oroville home in June of 2103.  Jones claimed Tucker had a seizure and fell in the shower.

Jones was sentenced to life in prison by a Butte County judge. Jones will not be eligible for parole until 2052.

According to Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey, Jones was under high-security supervision because he had been disruptive in the jail.

Jones claimed during sentencing that he had not been properly represented by his legal counsel.