Jury convicts N. Idaho man who killed 17-month-old stepson

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – A jury convicted a North Idaho man on Friday for killing his stepson.

Joseph Davis was found guilty of first degree murder in the death of 17-month-old Maliki Willburn. 

Wilburn died back in August 2016 after suffering severe head trauma. Maliki’s mother said she left the toddler with Davis for about 15 minutes. When the mother returned home, she said Davis told her Maliki threw a fit, slipped, and hit his head. Prosecutors said the child’s injuries were not accidental.

Davis could face up to life in prison. No word yet on when he will be sentenced.

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