Man Convicted Of Killing Girlfriend’s Infant

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — A judge has convicted a Sykesville man of second-degree murder in the 2009 death of his girlfriend’s 8-month-old daughter.

Carroll County Circuit Judge J. Barry Hughes convicted Donald Pevia Jr. on Wednesday and set sentencing for July 7. Pevia was ordered held without bail.

Eight-month-old Ky’leigh Rogers was taken to Carroll Hospital Center on March 3, 2009 with apparent breathing trouble and died later that day. Her death was ruled a homicide, caused by bleeding from numerous internal injuries caused by blunt force trauma.

Pevia had been one of the infant’s main caregivers in the weeks before her death.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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