- Associated Press - Friday, February 3, 2017

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho woman has been found not guilty in connection to the death of her boyfriend’s 1-year-old daughter.

The Coeur d’Alene Press reports (https://bit.ly/2kAlOnN ) that on Thursday a jury found Heather not guilty of first-degree murder.

Prosecutors had argued Crawford suffocated Ezra Wilson, who was the daughter of Crawford’s ex-live-in boyfriend, in their Kingston home in August 2014. They argued Crawford wanted to eliminate the connection to his past marriage so she could live a picturesque life with her boyfriend.

Crawford’s attorneys argued investigators never considered other suspects.

A Minnesota-based pediatric forensic pathologist who testified for the defense said she believed Ezra died of Sudden Unexpected Unexplained Death in Infancy.


Information from: Coeur d’Alene Press, https://www.cdapress.com

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