- Associated Press - Monday, April 23, 2018

WESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A woman whose 3-year-old daughter went missing in 2011 in West Virginia has been convicted of murder and other charges.

The Exponent Telegram reports a Lewis County Circuit Court jury reached the verdict Monday in the trial of Lena Marie Lunsford Conaway.

The 35-year-old Conaway was convicted of murder of a child by parent by failure to provide necessities, death of a child by parent by child abuse, child abuse resulting in injury and concealment of a dead body.

Conaway faces up to life in prison. Jurors now must determine whether Conaway will be eligible for parole.

Conaway’s two older daughters had testified she hit Aliayah (ah-LEE’-ah) Lunsford in the head, then put her body in a clothes hamper and dumped it in the woods. The girl’s body was never found.


Information from: The Exponent Telegram, http://www.theet.com

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