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Polk County man convicted of toddler murder up for parole

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The man convicted of an infamous 1989 murder of a 2-year-old in a toilet bowl will have his first parole hearing.    

The possible release of 46-year-old Thomas Coe will be considered by the Florida Parole Commission on Wednesday. Coe received a life sentence in the death of stepson Bradley McGee in Polk County.      

Coe's then-wife testified that she stood by while Coe punished the boy for soiling his pants by lifting him by his ankles and repeatedly slamming him head-first into a toilet bowl.       

Bradley died the next day of head injuries. A medical examiner counted more than 90 cuts and bruises on the boy.    

Coe's now ex-wife was convicted of second-degree murder. She was sentenced to 30 years in prison and released after serving nine years.

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