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NY 16-year-old found guilty of killing toddler

December 10, 2013
Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York teenager has been found guilty of murdering his girlfriend's toddler son.

A state Supreme Court jury in Buffalo delivered the verdict against Dylan Schumaker of Springville on Monday. Schumaker was charged with beating 23-month-old Austin Smith to death in March while Austin's mother was at work.

Schumaker's attorney had asked jurors to find his client guilty of a lesser charge of second-degree manslaughter, saying the teen didn't mean to kill the child.

Schumaker testified last week that he slammed the toddler's head on the floor while changing his diaper and put a pillow over his head and punched him. Jurors found him guilty of second-degree murder.

Schumaker faces from 15 years to life in prison when he's sentenced Jan. 10.

 
 

 

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