Published: Jun 20, 2014 11:58 AM EDT
Updated: Jun 20, 2014 5:36 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A judge sentenced the man convicted of killing a 2-year-old girl in Collier County to life in prison today.

Todd Akers was found guilty last month for killing his then girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter back in 2006. During the trial, Akers said Abigail Baron slipped while he was holding her and the toddler's head hit the floor. Prosecutors said she died from abuse.

Akers was sentenced to life in prison for First Degree Murder and 30 years in prison for Aggravated Child Abuse.