Man Found Guilty of Manslaughter in Girl's Death

A jury has convicted a Juneau man of manslaughter in the death of his then-girlfriend's infant daughter

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU - A jury has convicted a Juneau man of manslaughter in the death of his then-girlfriend's infant daughter.
   
The jury also found David Paul not guilty of second-degree murder with extreme indifference to the value of human life.
   
Sentencing was set for September.
   
During trial, prosecutors said Paul acknowledged shaking four-month-old Rian Orr after accidentally dropping her in August 2010. The child died a week later.
   
But Paul's attorney argued none of the state's witnesses testified that Paul's statement to police was consistent with the girl's injury and death.
   
Judge Philip Pallenberg had earlier dismissed a second, second-degree murder charge against Paul, ruling a reasonable juror could not conclude that Paul's conduct was "substantially certain" to cause the girl's death.

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