Oahu man found guilty in death of young girl

Oahu man found guilty in death of young girl

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.

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