Woman convicted of murdering foster child dies in prison

Alexandria Hill
Alexandria Hill(KBTX)
Published: Dec. 16, 2016 at 3:11 PM CST
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A Milam County woman convicted of the 2013 death of a toddler in her foster care has died in prison.

Sherill Small of Rockdale was convicted in late 2014 of the capital murder of two-year-old Alexandria Hill.

Small was serving a life sentence without possibility of parole. Milam County District Attorney Bill Torrey said she died of natural causes Wednesday.

Authorities believe Alexandria was slammed head first into the ground after Small got frustrated with her in July 2013.

Alexandria died at a children's hospital the next month.

Torrey didn't mince words in his press release announcing Alexandria's killer's death. "Small lived longer as a convicted murderer than Alex Hill lived her entire life," he wrote. Torrey went on to quote Luke 17:2 from the King James Bible: "It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones."