- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - A jury has found an east Alabama man guilty of capital murder in the death of his 20-month-old daughter.

The Gadsden Times reports (bit.ly/1ni42TT) that jurors deliberated Stephon Lindsay’s fate for less than two hours Tuesday before reaching the decision.

During the trial, jurors heard Lindsay say on video that his so-called God, “Yahweh,” instructed him to kill his daughter Maliyah.

He told police cut daughter’s throat in a downstairs room of his apartment while the child’s mother was asleep upstairs.

Investigators have said in a warrant that the girl was partially decapitated with a small hatchet.

Gadsden police found the child’s body in a wooded area on March 12, 2013.

Lindsay had pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.

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