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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles jurors have convicted a former airline baggage handler of first-degree murder for killing his 4-year-old daughter by tossing her off a sea cliff nearly 15 years ago.
The verdict Wednesday came at Cameron Brown's third trial in the death of Lauren Sarene Key. Brown, who has been in custody for 12 years, showed no emotion after the verdict was read, but the girl's mother cried.
Prosecutors say Brown killed the girl in November 2000 because he never wanted the child and was locked in a bitter dispute with her mother over child support and custody.
Brown told police the girl tripped and fell as she ran toward the cliff's edge at Inspiration Point in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Two previous juries deadlocked over whether to convict the 53-year-old on murder or manslaughter charges.
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