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May 30, 2017: Palmdale Couple Convicted of Murdering Toddler

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A Palmdale woman and her boyfriend have been found guilty of killing her 23-month-old son three years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Brandon Jerel Williams, 27, was found guilty of first-degree murder and Rosie Lee Wilson, 23, was convicted of second-degree murder. Jurors also found Williams guilty of one count each of torture and assault on a child causing death. Wilson was convicted of one count of child abuse.

Deputy District Attorneys Jon Hatami and Scott Yang prosecuted the case.

Williams struck the child multiple times in the head over several months in 2014. Wilson did not seek medical care for her son after the beatings, prosecutors said.

The boy was eventually taken to a hospital where he later died.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 21. Williams faces a possible maximum prison sentence of 32 years to life, while Wilson faces up to 15 years to life.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.