Guilty verdict for man accused of killing 7-year-old in Las Vegas

Posted by Neil Shouse | Nov 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Friday 36-year-old Markiece Palmer was convicted by a Las Vegas jury of murdering a 7-year-old child. In addition, Palmer was found guilty of two counts of abusing the victim, who was Palmer's wife's son. The victim's 2012 death was allegedly caused by Palmer slamming his head against a wall.

The victim's mother faced Nevada murder charges as well but agreed to a plea deal where she pleads guilty to two counts of child abuse and testified against Palmer. The prosecution alleged that Palmer repeatedly punished the victim for such transgressions as getting a poor grade or not studying the Bible. Palmer admitted to shaking the victim but not to the point of fatal injury.

Apparently, a social worker at the victim's school contacted authorities about suspected child abuse, but they never followed up. Palmer's defense attorney tried to undermine the credibility of the victim's mother, who reportedly kept changing her rendition of events. For more on this story, read:

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