Jurors convict Oklahoma City teen of killing baby sister
BY TIM WILLERT NewsOK.com
Thursday, November 08, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY - A jury found a 14-year-old boy guilty of first-degree murder Thursday in the death of his baby sister.
Prosecutors said Crystian Rivera, 14, shook and tossed 9-month-old Linda Beletzuy, after she interrupted his video game. She died Aug. 19, 2011, from head injuries.
She was injured while left in Rivera's care for more than six hours on Aug. 16, 2011, while her parents were at work.
“This beautiful little girl ended up like this because of him,” Oklahoma County Assistant District Attorney SuAnne Carlson told jurors Thursday morning in her closing argument, holding up a photo of the girl hooked up to hospital tubes.
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Crystian Rivera The teen accused of shaking his baby sister to death is shown during a hearing Feb. 10. NewsOK.com Photo