- Associated Press - Thursday, November 3, 2016

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A jury has found a Gillette man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son guilty.

The Gillette News Record reports (bit.ly/2e678ux) that after five hours of deliberations on Wednesday the jury found 36-year-old Donald Foltz Jr. guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Braxton Bailey.

Forensic experts had testified that the boy died of trauma to his abdomen area. Foltz’s attorney had argued there was no way to prove what caused the trauma.

About a week before his death, Braxton was taken to the hospital after complaining of pain in one of his legs. Charging documents say the doctor raised the possibility of child abuse.

Foltz has a previous child abuse conviction involving a 2-year-old child in Greeley, Colorado.

A date for sentencing has not yet been set.


Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record, https://www.gillettenewsrecord.com

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