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Sitter gets 65 years in death of 2 1/2-year-old

December 31, 2018

The Albion man who killed a 2 1/2-year-old girl he was babysitting in October was ordered today to spend 65 years in prison.

Trevor L. Wert, 42, pleaded guilty Dec. 5 to murder in the death of Railee Ewing. He beat the girl to death after she woke him up by turning on a bathroom faucet, investigators said.

Wert struck her several times and kicked her, causing her to slam into a door frame, a probable cause affidavit alleged.

He had been charged with murder and child molesting, though the latter charge was dropped as part of a plea agreement. Wert was sentenced today in Noble Superior Court.

mleblanc@jg.net

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