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Parents convicted in death of 2-month-old daughter

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A jury in Lauderdale County found Greg and Tina Nelson both guilty of the charges on Thursday. A jury in Lauderdale County found Greg and Tina Nelson both guilty of the charges on Thursday.
RIPLEY, TN -

(WMC-TV) - The mother and father of a 2-month-old killed in 2011 were found guilty of first degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

A jury in Lauderdale County found Greg and Tina Nelson both guilty of the charges on Thursday.

The couple was indicted in October 2011 after their daughter, Elizabeth, died just two months after she was born.

"This case demonstrates the continuing commitment of the District Attorney's Office in aggressively prosecuting and holding accountable any persons who harm or abuse a child in this district, and I am glad that we were able to achieve justice for the infant victim, Elizabeth, in this case", said District Attorney General Mike Dunavant in a written statement.

Greg and Tina will be sentenced in December 2013. They each face a mandatory minimum sentence of life in prison for the first degree murder conviction, as well as 15-25 years for the aggravated child abuse conviction.

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