- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 23, 2017

CLEARFIELD, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania woman has been convicted of third-degree murder in the death of her boyfriend’s 2-year-old daughter while baby-sitting the child more than 3½ years ago.

Jurors in Clearfield County deliberated for less than two hours Wednesday before convicting 22-year-old Jennifer Medzie of the charge while acquitting her of first-degree murder.

Police and doctors said Sophia Lauder had been shaken violently while Medzie was watching her at a Bradford Township home in November 2013. Medzie told police the child fainted in her arms.

Medzie took the stand in her own defense Wednesday.

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