GILLETTE, Wyo. — A jury has convicted a northern Wyoming man in the death of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son.

The Gillette News Record reports https://goo.gl/8R5jrL 22-year-old Joseph Nielsen was found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder for the death of Caiden Fedora.

Prosecutors say Nielsen caused Caiden’s brain injuries while he was baby-sitting the boy on Aug. 6, 2016. The boy died a few days later at a children’s hospital in Aurora, Colorado.

According to court documents, Nielsen told investigators the boy jumped from a coffee table and fell over a plastic dollhouse. But doctors said the boy’s injuries — including bruises, fractured ribs and a fractured jaw — were caused by a much greater force.

Nielsen’s sentencing date has not yet been set.


Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record, http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com

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