McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — A Peruvian nanny has been reconvicted of capital murder and sentenced to life imprisonment without parole in the 2005 beating death of a 14-month-old North Texas boy.
A Collin County jury deliberated almost six hours Friday before finding Ada Betty Cuadros-Fernandez guilty. Since prosecutors weren't seeking the death penalty, the 33-year-old woman received an automatic life sentence.
Cuadros-Fernandez had been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment once before in the death of Kyle Lazarchik. Prosecutors say she had banged the child's head against a kitchen cabinet door over and over until the door cracked at his family's home in McKinney, 30 miles north of Dallas.
However, a state appeals court in Dallas reversed the conviction in 2009, finding two errors in her 2006 trial.