After one day of deliberations, a jury found a mother and her boyfriend guilty in the death of 4-year-old Aniya Day-Garrett.
Twenty-four-year-old Sierra Day and her boyfriend, 27-year-old Deonte Lewis, were found guilty of multiple charges, including murder and aggravated murder, in Aniya’s death.
The pair will be sentenced March 20. They each face a maximum punishment of life in prison without parole.
Aniya died of a stroke March 11, 2018, after investigators say she suffered severe blows to the head. WKYC’s investigative team found that Aniya was abused as far back as 2015 in the custody of her mother and her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Aniya’s father, Mickhal Garrett, says he fought for custody of her prior to her death.
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