HONOLULU (AP) - An Oahu man has been found guilty in connection with the death of his then-girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter two years ago.
Joshua Kalili had been facing a murder charge, but a jury convicted him of a lesser charge of manslaughter Wednesday. Jurors deliberated for less than a full day before delivering the verdict.
The Honolulu medical examiner determined Styzilee Reyes died in October 2014 from blunt impact to her abdomen with intestinal lacerations. Her death was ruled a homicide.
The child had been in Kalili's care for several hours before he took her to a hospital, where she later died.
Prosecutors argued Kalili had caused her fatal injuries, while his attorneys said the child had hurt herself after falling off a stool.
The child's mother has since married Kalili.