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Man found guilty for murder of baby

Published 11:31am Thursday, February 13, 2014


A Donalsonville man was found guilty Tuesday by a Decatur County jury for the murder of his 2-month-old daughter.

Prosecutors said Deonte Smith, 22, beat Keymaya Smith to death in April 2012.

β€œHe killed her by shaking the baby,” Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent Turner said.

Bainbridge Public Safety requested additional help from GBI during the investigation.

Smith has not been assigned a sentencing date.

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