- Associated Press - Sunday, February 28, 2016

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A Berkeley County man has been convicted in the death of his girlfriend’s 21-month-old daughter.

Media outlets report a county jury on Friday found 28-year-old Joshua E. McDonough of Hedgesville guilty of death of a child by abuse.

McDonough was home alone with the girl while her mother was at work in April 2014.

According to testimony, McDonough indicated the child had fallen off a bed. But a medical examiner testified that the girl died in April 2014 of blunt head, neck and torso trauma, with multiple bruises to her body.

McDonough faces up to 40 years in prison. Sentencing has been set for April 18.

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