CLEARFIELD – On Wednesday afternoon, a jury found an Allport woman guilty of causing the 2013 death of her then-boyfriend’s toddler daughter.
Jennifer Ann Medzie, 22, was found guilty of criminal homicide/third-degree murder after the jury deliberated her case for approximately one hour and 15 minutes.
She was also found guilty on the charges of aggravated assault, F1, endangering the welfare of children, F3, simple assault, M1, and recklessly endangering another person, M2.
District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. prosecuted the case on behalf of the commonwealth. Medzie was represented by defense attorney Robert S. Donaldson, Esquire. President Judge Fredric J. Ammerman presided over the trial.
Medzie was on trial for causing “abusive head trauma” to 2-year-old, Sophia Hoffman-Lauder, which resulted in her death Nov. 17, 2013 at the Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh.
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