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UPDATE: Sentencing Set for Sept. in Toddler Death Case


A 28-year-old man Bancroft man convicted of killing his girlfriend's son, is scheduled to be sentenced in September.

Friday, Reymundo Perez was found guilty of 1st degree reckless homicide and child abuse.

The jury began deliberating Thursday afternoon, reading the verdict Friday morning, after taking a break around 5 p.m. the night before.

Deputies say they were called to a home in the Town of Pine River, outside of Bancroft Oct. 26, 2011 for a report of a child having trouble breathing.

Prosecutors say Perez threw two-year-old Felix Espinoza-Villa on the ground to try to stop him from crying. Court documents say the boy suffered multiple injuries, including a severed spine, and died two days later.

Perez faces a maximum sentence of 75 years in prison.


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