On Friday we told you about Elijah Miller who was tried at the Northern session of the Supreme Court for the murder of his then two year old stepson.
Miller was accused of beating 2 year old Ezekiel Tejeda to death on July 1st, 2009. The case, which was heard before Supreme Court Judge Herbert Lord, entered into deliberation on Friday with a jury of twelve. When we left you on Friday the jury was still deliberating.
But today we can confirm that at the end of deliberation the jury found Miller guilty of Manslaughter. Miller was remanded to the Hattieville Prison pending sentencing hearing on March 27th.
As previously reported, back on July 1st 2009, Ezekiel Tejeda was left with Miller and two other siblings. It was alleged by the child’s mother that he threw Ezekiel in the air, stoned him with a pint bottle, and shook him. When the mother returned home she sensed something was wrong and took him to the hospital.
The doctor said everything was okay but shortly after the baby was rushed to the hospital again and that’s when he died during surgery. A post mortem certified that the child died from complications of abdominal trauma after he received multiple bruises to his abdomen, bowel, and intestines.