Colorado

Feb 19, 2010 4:20 PM by Bill Folsom, Greg Boyce

Colorado Springs woman convicted in child's death

A Colorado Springs jury has convicted Jules Cuneo of two counts in a child abuse case which ended the life of a toddler more than two years ago.

Cuneo was convicted of Child Abuse (knowingly and recklessly causing death), and Reckless Manslaughter.  The prosecution had asked for a murder conviction, but the jury opted for a less severe charge.  A two year old foster child in Cuneo's care died in October of 2007 from a brain injury.  A video tape of questioning by investigators showed Cuneo saying, "I think that's where I threw her."

Cuneo is set to be sentenced on April 12.  She could receive 16 to 48 years in prison on the child abuse conviction and 4 to 12 years on the manslaughter charge. 

 

 

 

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