Mother, boyfriend found guilty in death of girl, 4
CLEVELAND (AP) — A jury in Cleveland has convicted a woman and her boyfriend in the death of the woman’s 4-year-old daughter.
Jurors deliberated nearly a day before finding 24-year-old Sierra Day and 27-year-old Deonte Lewis guilty on Thursday of aggravated murder and other charges in the death of Aniya Day-Garrett last March. The girl was found unresponsive at an apartment and was pronounced dead soon after arriving at a hospital.
The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Medical Examiner’s Office said the girl suffered a stroke caused by a blow to the head inflicted between 10 days and two weeks before she died. A deputy medical examiner testified at trial that Aniya was malnourished and died slowly.
Messages seeking comment were left Thursday with the attorneys representing Day and Lewis.