Leifer Found Guilty of Reckless Homicide

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A two-day jury trial finds a Fayette County man guilty of charges involving child abuse and homicide. A jury found Sean Leifer, guilty of aggravate child abuse, but found him guilty of a lesser felony offense, reckless homicide. Leifer was indicted in November of last year on charges of first degree murder and aggravated child abuse related to the suspicious death of his 9-month-old son, Gage. The child’s death happened in December 2009 at a home in Oakland. A sentencing hearing is set for Friday, September 2. Leifer faces sentences of 15-25 years on the child abuse conviction, and 2 to 4 years for his reckless homicide conviction.

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