Arundel teen guilty in death of girl, 3

February 03, 2005|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A teenager was convicted yesterday of killing his girlfriend's daughter in the Glen Burnie apartment the three shared, a death that prosecutors contend was an annoyed babysitter's reaction to a sick child soiling her underwear.

Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Philip T. Caroom found DeAndre Anthony Jones, 18, guilty of manslaughter and child abuse resulting in death in the May 16, 2003, death of 3-year-old Jaysia Lana Larue. He could be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison.

After four days of testimony without a jury, Caroom said he believed that on May 13, 2003, an exasperated Jones shook the 30-pound child, grabbed her by one arm and one leg, and flung her onto her bed and into her bedroom wall with such force that a strand of her hair stuck to the dented drywall.

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