Jury finds godmother guilty in toddler's murder

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 10:25pm

A verdict was been reached in the Shawntrell Dawkins murder trial Wedensday, finding her responsible for the death of her 2-year-old goddaughter.

Milayna Harris died in Dawkins' apartment on Viscount back in 2008. Police said the toddler was beaten to death.

Several witnesses took the stand during the three-day trial. Among them, a woman who said she had known Dawkins for 12 years.

Chrissy Chafino told the jury she saw Dawkins strike Milayna at least once. Dawkins' husband, Nakia Dawkins, was also convicted of injury to a child back in October, and was awaiting sentencing.

Shawntrell Dawkins will be sentenced Thursday, facing up to 99 years in prison.

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