Lancaster Father Convicted of First-Degree Murder in Drowning Death of Baby Daughter

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A 26-year-old Lancaster man was found guilty Wednesday of murder in the drowning death of his 1-year-old daughter in 2011.

Jurors convicted Marquise Jackson of one count each of first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Jackson drowned Mo’Nayjah Jackson at her mother’s Pasadena apartment while the woman was at work on May 20, 2011, according to testimony during the trial.

Jackson is facing 25 years to life in state prison when he is sentenced on Aug. 12.