MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 25-year-old man has been found guilty in the 2013 death of his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son in Dane County.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports Dakota Black was found guilty Thursday of first-degree reckless homicide in the death of Brayden Turnbill.
Prosecutors say Black was the only adult at a Sun Prairie home before the boy was found unresponsive by his mother. The boy died two days later, and authorities say he suffered a traumatic brain injury from blunt force trauma. According to prosecutors, the boy also had bruises on his chest.
Black’s attorney argued that prosecutors didn’t have evidence Black caused the boy’s injuries.
Sentencing will take place in about two months.