Jurors convicted a Napa, California couple on Tuesday of torturing a young child to death.
According to KRON4, 27-year-old Sarah Lynn Krueger and 29-year-old Ryan Scott Warner killed Krueger’s 3-year-old daughter Kayleigh Slusher in the couple’s apartment.
Jurors heard evidence separately against the defendants during the same trial that began in May.
Both Krueger and Warner face life without the possibility of parole for first-degree murder and a special allegation that the slaying involved torture. They both face an additional 25 years to life for assault on a child causing death. They will be sentenced in July.
Kayleigh's body was found with 41 visible injuries as well as multiple internal injuries. Authorities determined after the murder her body had been placed in a freezer, then left in a suitcase on a bed in an apartment according to KRON4.
Assistant Napa County District Attorney Paul Gero said in an NBC affiliate report, "We're pleased with the verdicts. It's what we asked for."
[Photos courtesy of Napa Police Department]
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