(AP) – A jury has convicted a Redmond couple of starving their 5-year-old adopted daughter to death.
The unanimous jury verdicts Friday after a weeks long trial, Sacora Horn-Garcia and Estevan Garcia were found guilty of murder by abuse and criminal mistreatment. Garcia and Horn-Garcia were charged for the death of Maliyha Hope Garcia. She weighed 24 pounds at the time of her death. They both faced two counts each of first-degree criminal mistreatment under the theory they intentionally withheld food and medical care.
Maliyha was adopted by the couple shortly after the girl was born and tested positive for methamphetamines.