CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A 32-year-old Corpus Christi man was sentenced to life in prison Thursday without the possibility of parole.

Arturo Garza had earlier plead guilty to the brutal beating death of his girlfriend, 28-year-old Susanna Eguia, and her unborn child back in 2015.

After nearly of day of deliberations, a Nueces County Jury agreed there was enough evidence to prove that Garza would be better off serving life without the possibility of parole.

Following the sentencing, the victim's family was given the opportunity to speak directly to Garza.

The jury had only two options since Garza had pleaded guilty to the charges -- death, or life without the possibility of parole.

319th District Court Judge David Stith ordered Garza to begin serving his sentence immediately.