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Appeal rejected for man in killing of neighbor’s daughter

July 19, 2019

ALBION, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a man who pleaded guilty in the battering death of his neighbor’s young daughter.

Trevor Wert’s appeal was denied transfer last week by the high court, meaning the justices won’t hear the case and Wert’s conviction stands.

The 43-year-old was sentenced to 65 years in prison in December after pleading guilty to murder in the killing of 2½-year-old Railee Ewing.

The Journal Gazette reports that the Indiana Court of Appeals upheld Wert’s sentence in April, and he sought an appeal to the high court the following month.

Court document say Wert was babysitting Railee last October while her mother was at work when he beat and kicked her after she woke him up by turning on a bath tub faucet.

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Information from: The Journal Gazette, http://www.journalgazette.net

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