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Jury convicts Lansing man in toddler's death

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:34 PM

An Ingham County Circuit Court jury found 25-year-old Marcus Hill guilty Friday of felony murder, torture and first-degree child abuse in the death of Brandon Kemp.

A jury convicted Brandon's mother, Mercedes Kemp, in March of second-degree murder, torture and child abuse. She is serving 25 to 50 years in prison.

Hill was Mercedes Kemp's live-in boyfriend when Brandon died in April 2012. A pathologist testified that the boy's lungs were bruised and his liver split in two.

Hill faces life in prison when sentenced.

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