Fairbanks man sentenced to 59 years in prison

A Fairbanks man has been sentenced to 59 years in prison after beating the mother of his children in 2011.

41-year-old Edward Parks was convicted by a jury on charges of felony assault and kidnapping.

Parks was found guilty last year on seven counts for nearly beating the woman to death, holding held her captive for 3 days, and then trying to get another inmate to silence her.

According to court documents, the woman sustained numerous injuries, including a collapsed lung, and cracked ribs in the assault.

Superior Court Judge Michael McConahy ordered the sentencing on Wednesday morning.