NAPA (CBS SF) — A Napa mother and her boyfriend were convicted Monday of the gruesome torture murder and assault of her 3-year-old daughter at a Napa motel in 2014, a spokeswoman for the defense announced Monday.
The spokeswoman for attorneys Jim McEntee and Mervin Lernhart Jr. said the jury found Sarah Lynn Krueger guilty after deliberations Monday morning.
The guilty verdict of Krueger’s boyfriend Ryan Scott Warner was red Monday afternoon.
Two separate juries in a joint trial heard evidence against Napa residents Krueger, 27, and Warner, 29, who were charged with the blunt force trauma death of Krueger’s daughter Kayleigh Slusher at the Royal Gardens apartment complex in Napa on Jan. 30, 2014.
Both were found guilty of murder with special allegations of torture and assault causing the death of a child.
The girl’s body, which had been placed in a freezer, was found on Feb. 1, 2014, in a suitcase on a bed in an apartment. Krueger and Warner were arrested on Feb. 2 at a BART station in El Cerrito.
The jury hearing the evidence against Krueger reached a verdict Thursday after a day of deliberation, but the verdict was sealed until the other jury reached a verdict against Warner.
The Napa County District Attorney’s Office is not seeking the death penalty against the defendants. Krueger and Warner face 25 years to life in prison on each of the murder and assault causing the death of a child charges.
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